OK, I admit it. I am what you would call a "late adopter." This may be hard to believe, given that I spend my days investigating and researching and writing about the latest high-tech communications products. Lately, my mobile handset (yes, I text now...but only recently) is losing its battery power more frequently-- a telltale sign that I have probably missed at least one of my "new every two" gates for an upgrade.
I recently switched to a Mac for my computer, so I am considering an iPhone for my next purchase. But, now friends are telling me that Android phones are the way to go (and those new Sony Ericsson phones now have ANT in them, which is so very cool). Well, as I struggle with this and decide if I really want email chasing me around the world, I get this press announcement from Berg Insight
. Apparently, shipments of smartphones grew 74 percent in 2010 (yet more evidence of my 'late adopter' status). 295 million smarphones shipped in 2010, with an estimated total of 470 million active users around the world. Yeah, well it gets better. Berg expects there to be 2.8 billion smartphone users by 2015. If I were a betting woman, I'd bet I'm going to be one of them... How about you? When did you make the switch to get smart? Or haven't you?