IRISH LOVE AFFAIR WITH PHONE CONTINUES
More than 234,000 mobile phones were sold in Ireland between January and April, according to new industry figures in the Business Post.And the data shows that one in three of the mobiles purchased in this country is a touchscreen handset, while the sale of “smartphones” has doubled as a percentage of overall sales since the beginning of the year. A “smartphone” is classified as having an advanced operating system, a touch input and a full e-mail client.
A massive 1.9 million handsets were sold in the Irish market in 2009. Nokia is still the most popular brand, followed by Samsung and Sony Ericsson.