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Will smartphone sales start lagging?


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Migrated from Original Forum. Originally Posted 26 January 2012

 

It seems like everyone has a smartphone these days, which has fueled monster sales numbers for Apple, Samsung, HTC, Motorola etc. But will these sales numbers start to trail off now that most people who want/understand how to use a smartphone have one. The power users will continue to upgrade their phones, but what about all of those who only use a few of the features on their smartphone? Will they adopt a "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" attitude? Or will 4G LTE and new features push them to use their upgrade? Most people have little understanding of what LTE is and how it is different than Wimax.

 

There are also those who regret their upgrade and will downgrade to a dumbphone and cheaper monthly bill when they are once again eligible for carrier subsidies on a new phone.

 

A lot of people are not going to want to pay $200-300 to upgrade when they already have an EVO or Epic, and especially if they currently have a EVO 3D, Photon or Epic Touch.

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