In news that may interest wireless communication device manufacturers, a new report has revealed that around one of every five Canadians now owns a smartphone.
Market research firm Comscore Canada also found that RIM's BlackBerry smartphone was the leading choice in the North American country.
Some 6.6 million Canadians owned smartphones in March, the research found. And Comscore has estimated that there were 20.1 million mobile phone users - around 62 per cent of the population - in the month of March.
Last week, a study conducted by Ipsos Reid found that 31 per cent of 834 of Canadian internet users surveyed in March own a smartphone.
This is up 50 per cent from a year before, the firm said.
In other industry news, market research company Nielsen revealed recently that Android has risen to both the top of the market share and data consumption lists.
Android had only nine per cent of the market in 2010, the firm said.
Posted by Simon Jones