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The Fastest-Growing Mobile Phone Category

It's Not Smartphones; It's Their Younger "Quick Messaging" Siblings

October 8, 2009

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While smartphones like Apple's iPhone, the BlackBerry Storm, and T-Mobile's Android-based MyTouch get all the attention, another category of mobile phones has quietly been accelerating its market share: the quick messaging device. These keyboard and/or touchscreen devices have much of the functionality of a smartphone but lack the high-level (and in some cases costly) operating system. Quick messaging device owners are valuable subscribers who deliver above-average revenue and offer multiple growth prospects in the future for consumer product strategists at mobile operators, handset makers, and application developers.

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Table of Contents

  • Quick Messaging Devices Are The Fastest-Growing Mobile Segment
  • Quick Messaging Users Have Nearly All The Virtues Of Smartphone Owners

  • Quick Messaging Devices Hold Multifaceted Growth Promise
  • Supplemental Material
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