Half The Phones Sold In Germany In 2012 Will be Smartphones

says Fritz Joussen, CEO of Vodafone Germany and president of Bitcom, a German telecom trade association. Last year it was already one third of all phones, which shows an interesting trend. While a few years ago a smartphone sold did not automatically also mean that a data connection came with it, this might have changed in the meantime as well. After all, what's the point of having an iPhone or an Android based phone without Internet connectivity? With Symbian phones this was still a possibility and many people used such smartphones for offline purposes only. Fortunately, prices have changed as well. 10 Euros a month now connect you to the Internet with a flatrate (throttled after 300 MB) + 50 voice minutes, 9 cents for SMS and voice minutes afterwards.

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