On the ground: Smart phones sales soared
It comes as no surprise that Q3 sales show smart phones sold very well. The most popular smart phones according to analyst firm Canalys were Nokia phones such as the 6680 and N90, followed by the Treo 650, and then RIM with their Blackberry products. Apparently Motorola, in fourth place, grew very fast in the smart phone market with Linux based phones in China.
Also in the news is a prediction that between 23% and 33% of US cell phone users will have left their land line and use their cell phone as their primary phone by 2009, according to a report from In-Stat