"the number of unlocked and off-contract offerings has increased significantly, and that situation is slowly starting to resonate with consumers."
It's about time, if you ask me.
Anyways, I'd like to comment that my eldest sister got one of those Grand Prime in a so called emerging markets. She's as happy as can be,
Am I correct to estimate that we are at roughly 1 billion devices a year? So, how long it'd take to saturate the market? Are the smartphones in the same down hill road as the tablets? Unlikely for several years, right?