The smartphone space is growing at phenomenal speeds, with all manufacturers rivalling in the hope of becoming one of the big three market vendors.
Now, new research from analyst iGR expects smartphones to account for 96 per cent of mobile phone sales in American by the close of 2016, which is up from 76 per cent in 2011 and just 33 per cent in 2009.
The report claims the swift rise of US smartphone adoption is down to feature phone users converting during upgrades and replacements, mass enterprise use, and tech improvements such as 4G and NFC enticing data-hungry consumers.
Iain Gillott, president and founder of iGR, says: "The growth in the US smartphone market has been very strong in the last few years. But as the market becomes saturated, smartphone sales growth will slow.
"For OEMs who are hoping to gain, or regain, market share in the US, the time to act is now. By 2014, we believe the majority of the smartphone sales growth will be over."
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