EMT's Smartphone Sales Up by 66 Percent
Published on: 18th Nov 2012
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Estonia's EMT says that its sales of smartphones were up by 66 percent over the past year. This compared to a global average increase in sales of 47 percent.
"The popularity of Samsung and Sony Mobile (formerly Sony Ericsson) smartphones is the main reason for the smartphones' success," said Ardi Ratassepp, head of terminal sales department at EMT. "Apple and LG have also contributed to the sales increase," he added.
It is estimated that a quarter of mobile phone users in Estonia have a smartphone. Statistics show that increasing amount of people switch from feature phones to smartphones.
"At the same time we see that people's need for mobile internet increases as well -- we no longer think that the Internet is something that is available only on a computer while sitting at a desk. A few years back, quite many who bought a smartphone asked to disable Internet access. Today, we almost never see that -- a smartphone is bought with the purpose of taking full advantage of its capabilities." noted Ratassepp.
The most popular smartphones sold by EMT are Android-based.