Everyone has a smartphone, or maybe not.
I’m so used to telling clients that a lot of people coming into their establishments carry Smartphones, simply because everywhere I look, that’s all I see. Now, I knew that the actual Smartphone penetration percentage was low in the United States, however, not this low! (As you’ll see in the article).
The Future For Smartphones Is Still Bright
Not to be discouraged however. Why? Well, Google just spent 12.5 billion dollars, one-half of its liquid cash assets, to acquire Motorola Mobility. You know Motorola Mobility, they are one of the largest manufacturers of Smartphones, tablets, GPS units etc. I seriously don’t believe they did this because they didn’t expect the Smartphone marketplace to expand rapidly.
Instead, I do believe that Google is simply positioning itself to be a leader or the leader in the mobile device production and sales arena. They already own the Android Operating System, the platform that will probably dominate the mobile operating system scene in the near future. Remember now, just recently, Android powered mobile devices outsold iOS (Apple) devices. Their mobile apps marketplace is coming on strong, taking a bite out of Apple’s App Store. (Pardon the pun).
Back to the percentage thing. I have a link below that explain in more detail why you should not give up on,
- 1. Smartphones taking over
- Mobile Marketing to feature(dumb?) phones just yet.
Here’s the link : Smartphone Penetration Percentage
Luckily for us, a large part of the service we provide is centered around SMS Marketing and Mobile Websites. Both of these are ideally suited to the mobile web, even to the non-smart variety. Their reach is almost 100%, with some people having two or more!
The bottom line is this, the Smartphone penetration percentage is quite low in the US and Canada at the moment, however, unless you do believe that 67% of the world’s population is willing to turn their backs on this technology, that percentage is about to skyrocket. Keep an eye out for that.
Go read that article.