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Unread 26th Apr 2013, 10:17 AM   #1
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Great morning news for us:

More smartphones sold than feature phones for the first time - latimes.com

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What is a feature phone?

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What is a feature phone?
A feature phone is those old phones that only have sms, mms, and call features.

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We already knew this right. But just re-enforces the point.

But you do need to keep in mind that probably a lot of the people who buy feature phones are the type of people who don't update their phone very often. So this doesn't necessarily reflect the proportion of devices people are using. I still think there would be a LOT of feature phones out there being used.

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We already knew this right. But just re-enforces the point.

But you do need to keep in mind that probably a lot of the people who buy feature phones are the type of people who don't update their phone very often. So this doesn't necessarily reflect the proportion of devices people are using. I still think there would be a LOT of feature phones out there being used.
That's me.
I have a teeny tiny flip phone that was originally offered by virgin.

I love it. Its 9 years old.

Even tho I sell mobile sites. even though I am in the tech industry,
even tho ... blah ... blah .. blah

I have a 9 year old flip phone.

There are many, many ... too damn many of us to count.
Nobody keeps track of us. .. HAH. ( i mean that literally ... get it ??? )


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I even have a client that do not have a smartphone and mobile internet but believe in mobile marketing, isn't that nice? We call it "Paradox"!

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I even have a client that do not have a smartphone and mobile internet but believe in mobile marketing, isn't that nice? We call it "Paradox"!
I call it reality.

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Samrtphones are the way forward I guess. There's so much you can do with them now and they can really help you in internet marketing. Tonnes of apps, access to the internet and more allows you to manage your sites right from your phone. That's why I prefer smartphones, even though I do miss the old ones!
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Originally Posted by christiangrey View Post

Samrtphones are the way forward I guess. There's so much you can do with them now and they can really help you in internet marketing. Tonnes of apps, access to the internet and more allows you to manage your sites right from your phone. That's why I prefer smartphones, even though I do miss the old ones!
I will buy a smart phone when i can run my pc with it ... completely.

Remote Desktop sort of thing. Then ... it will be worth it to me.
( as a matter of fact I bought an original blackberry, because it was supposed to be able to do that )

Fail ...

games ... apps ... browser ... IMO a complete waste of time.

I do like the calculator and the alarm tho

-- I am so glad i don't sell to myself. I would be broke.


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Ken,

So glad to see I am not alone on this. Loved everything you said, especially

games ... apps ... browser ... IMO a complete waste of time.
When I talk to people, I used to 'apologize' for not having a 'smart' phone. Don't do that anymore. I know what I am talking about and don't need one.

I give them the statistics and 'get in or get left behind' spiel and leave it at that. Am finding that it works better for sales.
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Ken, I like your posts. They are great.
This week got two clients for mobile marketing services, guess what, they both don't have smart phones but nevertheless they both are very excited about having a mobile site.
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The news old but still valuable...Thanks
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