The month of December is a traditionally strong period of sales for retailers, and when it comes to the highly competitive smartphone industry, the same can be said as well. It seems that out of the total handset sales in the last month of 2011, smartphones made up 55% of the figures – in Taiwan, at least. I am not quite sure what the representation is like in other parts of the world or even a global picture, but more than half the phone market being dominated by smartphones sounds just about right. I hardly bump into anyone who does not use a smartphone any more, but perhaps all of that is offset by people who need something far less fragile than a smartphone, where the standard featurephone would do just fine. I still remember Nokia’s classic 3310 that is said to be indestructible, according to the many Internet memes making its rounds. Let the good times roll if you are a smartphone user!