With full year sales results in, it might not be complete hype to call 2009 the Year of the Smartphone. (At least until that title is shifted to 2010). Sales of high-end mobile devices increased nearly 24% to 172.4 million units worldwide last year even as over mobile phone sales dipped 0.9%, according to Gartner Inc. In the fourth quarter alone, smartphone sales surged 41% from the year-earlier period to 53.8 million devices, getting a seasonal bounce. eyond the gaudy sales numbers, another way to look at the impact of the smartphone tsunami is through mobile media usage. ...
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Reflecting its shift over the last year from mobile content aggregator to mobile entertainment agency, Moderati has rebranded as skyrockit. Best known for creating ... Read the whole story