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Since the introduction of smartphones in global market, smartphones have dynamically changed the perception and purpose of using mobile phone devices. Today, mobile phone devices are not just considered a device to communicate distantly, but its application and usage include accessing internet, sending and receiving mails, video calling, entertainment, navigation and many more. The Canadians like others, too switched from feature phones to smartphones as quick as it was possible. In 2011 end, 45% of total mobile phone users were using smartphones in Canada.
According to the report "Canada Smartphone's Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2017" the Canadian smartphones subscriber base will touch approximately 20 Million by 2017 growing at an expected compounded annual growth rate of 13% during 2011-2017. The report also forebodes that RIM's dominance in the Canadian Smartphone will come to an end by 2012, with Apple being the market leader. It is anticipated that Apple will foreshadow RIM and Samsung, as the Canadians users prefer high end smartphones with dynamic features. The "Canada Smartphones Market Forecast & Opportunities, 2017" report elaborates following particulars:
The information contained in this report is based upon both primary and secondary sources. Primary research included interviews with Smartphone manufacturers, and application developers, channel partners, and consumers. Secondary research included an exhaustive search of relevant publications like newspapers, websites, and proprietary databases.