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Think Smartphones Are ­biquitous Now? Just Wait a Few Years

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Apple took 73% of mobile handset operating profits in the first quarter of 2012.

Credit: Park Ji-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images

Five years after the first iPhone went on sale, the sales of smartphones—loosely defined as phones that can run third-party "apps," and access the Internet directly—now make up nearly two-thirds of mobile phones sold in Western Europe and North America, although only about half of mobile users in both regions own one.

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