The march of the smartphone is inevitable – eventually, featurephones will most probably occupy just a minority in the total market share, but at this moment in time, they still are the de facto mobile communication device of choice for developing countries. How about smartphones in the US? A recent survey showed that US smartphone adoption is tipped to hit the 175 million mark by the time 2015 rolls around, according to the Yankee Group. Its new report is titled, “The Runaway Smartphone Landscape,” where the Yankee Group did issue a cautionary note to those who want to enter the market that Apple’s iOS and Google’s Android will be the 800lbs giants to beat, while HP’s webOS, Microsoft’s Windows Phone and Nokia’s Symbian will be trailing far behind. I wonder whether Nokia’s recent push with newer models that are powered by the Windows Phone operating system will help haul Microsoft’s platform to the forefront. [Press Release]

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