Consumers still demand the "latest and greatest" wireless communication devices, according to Heather McLean, editor for online mobile news publication Smart Gorillas.
Ms McLean observed that the only demographic satisfied with a phone that offers the bare essentials is workers "looking for a solid work horse".
However, she said that the percentage of these people is shrinking all the time.
"Cool phones with smart technologies inside that allow you to do more stuff and have more fun on your device are affordable, and they are pervasive," Ms McLean said.
"Why be the only person at the pub with a BlackBerry Bold, when everyone else has an iPhone or HTC?"
This comes shortly after James Holland, editor at electricpig.co.uk, a gadget news website that aims to deliver the latest on technology, said that a higher price tag does not necessarily guarantee a better tablet.
Mr Holland cited the HP Touchpad as an example that proves his contention.
Posted by Simon Jones