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What will drive the adoption of smartphones?

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The natural progression of component technology and device price points will drive the smartphone concept into the hands of the everyday user. In the next few years, both entry-level and high-end mobile phones will begin to bring fully functional platforms, application download, application execution, and storage capabilities to market. Similar to digital capture technology insofar as mobile phones will simply begin to offer digital capture capability as a standard inclusion, smartphone capabilities will begin to permeate all price bands and market segments.

End-users will simply begin to buy smartphones because they fit their needs and price bands. The very highest end products, offering top levels of computing capabilities, will continue to target enterprise, business, and leading edge consumer adopters.

This was first published in November 2003

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