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Less than 300K U.S. consumers turned in their feature phones for smartphones each week in May,...

Less than 300K U.S. consumers turned in their feature phones for smartphones each week in May, estimates Horace Deidu after analyzing comScore's latest data. That's down sharply from the 1.5M/week added in November, and, along with disappointing Q1 smartphone sales, suggests U.S. demand for smartphones (and their costly service plans) is finally cooling off. Also of note: Android's (GOOG) smartphone share fell 20 bps M/M to 50.8%, after months of torrid growth.
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  • quinnman
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    About time. I've never understood how during tough financial times people waste money on what in many respects is a toy.
    4 Jun 2012, 06:44 PM Reply Like
  • SteveTheHawk
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    Quinnman:
    Yes, I tend to agree. I've never understood it either. I see people all the time that look like they don't have two nickels to rub together, but there they sit with their face buried in their smartphone. My wife and I are not financially unfortunate by any means, but we still can't justify having a smartphone. Ah well.... to each their own I guess.
    4 Jun 2012, 08:00 PM Reply Like
  • ictia
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    it's the "it" thing to have. especially the famous "iphone". it has nothing to do with need and all to do with "keeping up with the jones'". i use a smartphone -- not the iphone, but the lumia 900 -- and it's essential for my work and more than paid for itself in that regard. how do parents justify buying such expensive devices for their 12 yr old kids that just want to chat ? beats the hell outta me. my nephew has a lumia 710 ... can chat, call, play games, whatever, and didn't cost his parents an arm and a leg ... although, who knows, that might prevent him from being part the clueless "cool" crowd ... but he seems to be doing just fine :)
    18 Jun 2012, 01:18 PM Reply Like
  • muoio
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    This is actually good for T as subsidies will diminish.

     

    Good adding.
    4 Jun 2012, 06:50 PM Reply Like
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