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A by-the-numbers look at how we use smartphones

BlackBerry, Apple battle for market share in Canada

Last Updated: September 10, 2012

Apple, Nokia and Motorola are pulling back the curtain on a new crop of smartphones that boast features including faster operating systems, sharper cameras, and cordless charging in a bid to appeal to consumers hungry for new gadgets. Growing numbers of Canadians have embraced the high-tech devices that allow users to make calls, send texts, use apps and go online.

More than half of consumers who use cellphones have opted for a smartphone over a simple mobile device, according to the market research firm J.D. Power and Associates. And how are we using the fancy phones? We take a by-the-numbers look in the graphic below.

Sources: Gartner, J.D. Power and Associates, comScore


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