Apparently it’s true, according to a recent study from In-Stat. Over the next five years, the OS-based smartphone market is forecasted to make upwards of 30% growth each year (except Palm of course), leaving the standard cell growth rate in the single-digit realm. This boom for feature-rich mobiles is good news for carriers, who can expect to see an increase in average revenue per user who’s making use of all those fancy bells and whistles.
“Because of the value users are finding, organizations are slowly taking ownership of smartphones and data applications used for business purposes,” says Bill Hughes, In-Stat analyst. “Rather than having overcomplicated reimbursement plans, more organizations are finding it more expedient and economical to treat wireless voice and data services as a business expense when they use smartphones.”