Smartphones will by 2009 claim 9.3 percent of the global mobile telephone market, Jupiter Media predicts.
Consumers are attracted to the devices because they prefer to carry only a single gadget over both a telephone and media player. Al least that what 62 percent of consumers told the researchers. They will even put up with compromises for the added capabilities, as long as the mobile phone remains the most important feature.
The smartphone in the past year has single-handedly killed the consumer markt for PDAs. Jupiter however cautiously adds that smart phones won't replace standard mobile phones, gaming devices, media players or cameras.
A smart phone is generally defined as a telephone with at least the following:
- mobile telephone
- address book
- the ability to synchronize the device with a computer
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