As per Handset Hotlist Survey conducted in May, 2012, Smartphones are getting more popular among the Indian consumers. The survey was done by The Mobile Indian and they revealed that out of list of 25 handsets 21 are Smartphones.
It should be noted that on average basis 2 Smartphones are being launched in India and one of them is an entry or mid-level phone. These days Smartphones are available for as cheap as Rs. 3,000.
There are third party platforms or company owned platforms like Windows, Android, Symbian, Bada, iOS, BlackBerry and MeeGo available for these Smartphones.
Also, Smartphones show higher application use than feature phones even at the entry level. Push email, calendar syncing and document editing are other essentials that are supported in this category of phone.On the other hand feature phones are in the midway point between basic and Smartphones. Their OS do not support third party applications.
"So far Samsung has launched 25 handsets in the Galaxy series in India and of them, seven have made it to the Handset Hotlist - four entry level; two mid range; and one above Rs 30,000," as said by spokesperson.
"For the first time in the last 12 months, a BlackBerry handset has made it to the list. This reflects the changing perception among users about BlackBerry, which was perceived as a business Smartphone till a year back, rather than a phone for the masses,” as per spokesperson of The Mobile Indian.
Source : Themobileindian