Smartphone Handset Shipments Triple

My spin: Smartphones. Maybe I’m just dense but do people REALLY use these gadgets as much as they are hyped about. Talking – yes. But I don’t see many people doing serious data or web work with them.
News Factor News Clip: The worldwide market for handsets took off in the second quarter of 2003 boosted by continued consumer demand for mobile telephony, industry watchers have reported.
According to analyst firm IDC, worldwide handset shipments grew by 19.2 per cent year-over-year in 2003 and increased sequentially by 6.7 per cent to 118.3 million units. (full story)