If you haven't checked into the world of cellular gadgets since buying that Motorola
Good old-fashioned cell phones are officially passe; long live smartphones, the new kings of the mobile device world! According to research firm Gartner, mobile devices as a whole saw a 8.6% decline year over year, but smartphone sales actually saw a 12.7% increase over the same period.
So while other electronics companies face pressure from consumers tightening their belts and going for more affordable options (e.g., Dell
Before you vote on which company gives the best bang for your buck in the smartphone arms race, let's take a brief look at where the industry stands:
Research In Motion
Even after naming all these giants, there's still Microsoft's Windows Mobile platform and a host of other smartphone makers such as Samsung. After taking our poll, drop a comment below and let us know your thoughts.
Eric Bleeker currently rocks an old Samsung phone while he waits for Verizon's holiday smartphone offerings. He owns no shares of any companies mentioned above. Google is a Motley Fool Rule Breakers selection. Apple is a Motley Fool Stock Advisor pick. Dell, Microsoft, and Nokia are Motley Fool Inside Value recommendations. Try any of our Foolish newsletters today, free for 30 days. The Fool's disclosure policy is always by your side on a cold winter morn.