One problem I have with this survey is the small sample size and the apparent disconnect between their projections and what handset manufacturers are capable of delivering. There are over 2 billion handsets sold every year, which means a sample size of 4,182 is hardly a proxy for the broader market.
Plus, despite the projections year over year about the “year of the smartphone,” it has yet to materialize.
One thing that I will concur with in the attached survey is that I’m satisfied with my iPhone for the primary reason that all the gadgetry aside, it’s actually a pretty good phone first and foremost.
Record numbers of consumers are abandoning their basic cell phones for more-advanced models, according to the latest ChangeWave consumer cell phone survey. The January survey of 4,182 consumers tracked key market share changes affecting cell phone manufacturers and service providers alike.