“Mobile phone users are on track to buy 1 billion handsets this year, IDC said as part of its report on third quarter sales.
“A total of 254.9 million phones shipped during the quarter, an increase of 7.9 per cent compared to the previous quarter and up 21 per cent over the same quarter last year, IDC said. That means phone makers should ship a total of 1 billion phones this year, the researchers said.
“Growth at the top and bottom of the market is fuelling sales. The trend at the high end is shifting from very slim phones to handsets with digital music players, IDC said. While full-featured phones are drawing buyers in mature markets, sales of low-cost phones are growing in emerging markets. “
Does anyone making this shift to the combo phone digital music player, or to an music player with video capacity, have a now orphaned iPod or MP3 player? If so, would you want to find a loving, caring home for it?
If so, please leave a comment on this post and I will email you my snail mail address. I will provide, at no cost to you other than the shipping, that home for what was once your beloved, now antiquated, technology. I know lots of other devotees who would also be willing to provide homes, so it is NOT a first come, first serve offer. I will, at my own expense, place these orphans with caring devotees.