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  • Um, not really. These stats are only for top *smartphone* brands. Smartphones still comprise only a small part of the mobile market, even in the US. Dumber, cheaper “feature phones” still comprise the overwhelming majority of the US mobile market.The mobile digital divide is likely to persist for some time, unless smartphones and their data plans get radically more affordable.

    Smartphones are cool, and developers like to focus on them — but it’s disingenuous to present them as the only mobile market that matters. If you want to reach more people by mobile, you need to offer a good low-end mobile experience, too. And that includes strategies like SMS and e-mail.

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