Smart Phone sales continue to grow at a brisk pace. According to the research firm NPD Group:
"The percentage of smartphones sold during the third quarter increased from 4 percent of all phone sales in the third quarter of 2006 to 11 percent during the same timeframe in 2007 – an increase of 163 percent year over year."
According to Silicon Ally Insider Apple sold 1.1 million iPhones in the third quarter grabbing 27% of the Smart Phone market and 3% of the overall US cell phone market.
We expect Smart Phone sales to continue to rapidly gain share and Internet access via cell phones to become common over the next 3-4 years. This trend and its impacts on small business is covered in our Connected World of Entrepreneurs research report.