Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Aussies Crazy about Phones; Smartphone Demand Puts Nation on Top

Newspaper article The Chronicle (Toowoomba, Australia)

Aussies Crazy about Phones; Smartphone Demand Puts Nation on Top

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Byline: Kate Dodd kate.dodd@thechronicle.com.au

EVEN though smartphones are taking over the world, mobile phone guru Joel Smith says there is still a market for the classic push-button mobile phone.

aIt's not unusual for someone to come in and buy a push-button mobile instead of a touch-screen one,a he said yesterday, pulling out a push-button display model he said he had just sold.

He said they were mostly popular among tradesmen and seniors.

The Forbes Batteries and Communications communication sales professional's comments came after Telstra chief executive officer David Thodey said Australia had become one of the top two users of smartphones in the world (per head of population) in Brisbane on Monday.

Mr Thodey said Australia also owned the greatest number of Apple smartphones in the world per head of population as well a a figure Mr Smith agreed with.

Mr Smith said Australians loved to try new things.

aThe iPhones are our number one seller here,a he said. …

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