In news that may interest wireless communication device manufacturers, new research has revealed that smartphones now account for the majority of all new mobile phone purchases in the US.
According to Nielsen's latest US data for May, 38 per cent of all US mobile phone owners now have a smartphone. Further to this, it found that the iPhone has seen the most growth in recent months.
Some 55 per cent of Americans who acquired a new handset in the last three months bought a smartphone rather a feature phone. This figure is up from 34 per cent a year ago.
Earlier this week, leading security firm Norton told smartphone users that the security of their device is a serious issue and one they should focus on.
Although the use of mobile platforms for cyber attacks is relatively rare in comparison to other devices, Norton insisted that users should still be aware of the threats they face.
Posted by Simon Jones