200 Million Smart Phones in Active Use in North America Alone

David Nagel, Feb 28, 2014
Commentary by Stephen Downes
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It's the end of double-digit growth in smart phone usage in developed economies. This will lead to increasing price pressure, which makes Apple seem like the outlier. When this last happened, Apple recovered by introducing iPhones and iPads to replace their sagging computer market. What this time? Meanwhile, mobile networks will also be hurt by slowing growth, which will both force them to watch costs and at the same time motivate them to start offering premium content.

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