I was in the cell phone business doing customer service for years starting I’m I thought it was a passing fad. They were too expensive for regular consumers. and just large and unwieldy. I was making $. an hour at the time they recruite .I had a Sony Xperia X around the end of and it was unusual enough and smartphones in general that a lot of people commented on it it wasn’t til after the end of that I started to see smartphones creeping into more common ownership by the time I got my Note some of the bigger screen HTC phones, etc. weren .Some persons might become psychologically attached to smartphones resulting in anxiety when separated from the devices. A ” smombie ” a combination of “smartphone” and ” zombie ” is a walking person using a smartphone and not paying attention as they walk, possibly risking an accident in the process, an increasing social phenomenon. .When did cell phones become mainstream? To be mainstream, the majority, over , has to use it. In , there were about million subscribers, out of a population of million, or only of the population. In , there were million subscribers, or just over of the population..
When did smartphones become mainstream