Some 35 per cent of US adults now own a smartphone, new research has suggested.
Pew Internet and American Life Project observed that smartphones are gaining ground in the US market, wireless communication manufacturers may be interested to learn.
This is because, the firm explained, wireless providers are pushing smartphones over cheaper, simpler "feature" phones.
Some 83 per cent of US adults own a cell phone of any kind, with simpler "feature phones" remaining the most popular type of mobile device.
Earlier this week, LG lowered its target smartphone sales targets for 2011, wireless communication device manufacturers may be interested to learn.
LG reduced its forecast from 30 million down to 24 million smartphone sales.
"Our overall performance is gradually improving ... but it's difficult to give a precise prediction when our business will turn around due to a fast changing external market environment," commented Park Jong-seok, head of LG's handset division.
Posted by Andre Dixon