As smartphone market matures, makers race to wow consumers
Hayley Tsukayama and Katerina SokouThe smartphone revolution has reached Joe Cecconi, which may mean it isn’t a revolution anymore.
The retiree from Fairfax County got his Samsung Galaxy S III six months ago, finally giving up on his old flip phone. He hardly ever uses the apps, but he said he found the smartphone very useful for “the Web, texting and making calls.”
The handheld devices, which just a few years ago were seen as technological status symbols, are now for the first time in the hands of a majority of Americans, according to a study released Wednesday by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. They’ve become commonplace, meaning for every technophile sideloading apps onto an unlocked smartphone, there’s probably a middle-aged office worker peering over a pair of bifocals at a touchscreen.
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"As smartphone market matures, makers race to wow consumers", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), juin 2013. Consulté le 30/11/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/as-smartphone-market-matures-makers-race-to-wow-consumers