Australians ‘to snap up 30 million smartphones’

Mobile users in Australia could sell their used phones and switch to smartphones in huge numbers over the coming years.

Some 30 million of the hi-tech devices are predicted to be sold in the country over the next four years.

New research by Telsyte has found that the large number of devices are due to be sold as Australia is a country where the latest technology traditionally goes down well with consumers.

“Over the coming four years Telsyte estimates that more than 30 million smartphones will be sold in Australia creating a vibrant and competitive market for vendors, carriers and retailers,” stated Foad Fadaghi, research director at the body.

One handset that is sure to contribute to the figures is the Apple iPhone 4S, which was released in Australia and six other nations earlier this month.

The model went on to sell four million units in its first weekend, with buyers down under contributing to this figure.

Posted by Claire Marshall

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