In 2009 will be the year of smartphones and communicators
February 5, 2009, 8:15 am
As a result of the crisis in 2009, sales of mobile phones will decline by about 10%. However, the demand for so-called smart phones and communicators grow, analysts believe ABI Research. In the first half of 2008, sales of phones increased by 14%. Then, demand began to decline - sales have increased in the third quarter, only 8%, while the fourth fell by 10%. Thus, in the past year have been carried out 1, 21 billion phones that only 5, 4% higher than the result in 2007 (then an increase in sales compared with 2006 was 16%). Surprisingly good performance demonstrated Research In Motion (RIM) and Apple. Canadian vendor sold at 0, 9% more than a BlackBerry, and Apple - at 0, 8%. Accordingly, the staff of ABI Research believes that the demand for smart phones continues to grow:while sales of conventional phones will decrease and smartphones will be sold better.