New research has suggested that touchscreen technology is a key driver of smartphone market growth, wireless communication device users may be interested to learn.
According to ABI Research, touchscreens will feature on 97 per cent of all smartphones over the next five years.
Touchscreens, ABI Research said, can claim as much credit for the success of smartphones as can 3G data speeds.
Further to this, the research firm said that prior to the launch of the original iPhone to 2010, smartphones with touchscreens have gone from seven per cent of the total smartphone volume in 2006 to 75 per cent.
In industry news, meanwhile, an analyst at Gartner has claimed that there is no need for investors in Apple to panic after it was announced that Steve Jobs, the firm's chief executive and co-founder, resigned.
Mr Baker reassured investors that Apple remains a safe bet.
"Apple will do just fine," Mr Baker said. "There are so many talented people there, and Steve's attention to detail is baked into the culture."
Posted by Andre Dixon