Have you held back on buying a new smartphone in 2013?

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According to Gartner's Worldwide IT Spending Forecast, spending on mobile devices is set to increase by 6.5% in 2014 to $740bn, compared to $695bn in 2013. Richard Gordon, research vice-president at Gartner, said: “We are seeing a lower growth in 2013 due to spending being deferred due to folks holding on to smartphones as new operating systems extend the life of handsets.”

How about you? Are you holding off buying a new smartphone (or other tech) in 2013?If so, is it because of the economy or are you waiting for the next gen of devices to make a showing?

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  • Michelle Greenlee
    I'm waiting because it never seems to be the right time for me. I think I know which phone I want until I read more about another...indecision can be crippling! I don't look forward to backing up my data. All my apps and contacts will be on a new device easily so that's not an issue. I also don't enjoy spending money - I'm cheap I suppose. I guess I'm also kind of waiting for newer devices to show up so the ones I like most can drop in price during promotions.
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  • ToddN2000
    Still do not own a smartphone, and have no desire to own one either. I have just a plain old flip cell-phone. I don't see the need to be connected 24/7 to the web. If I need to get in-touch with a friend I call them. Being in the IT field since '82 I have yet to send a text message or picture by phone. As a side not I have made about 10 calls on my cell in the last year if you can believe that.
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  • TomLiotta
    Ditto, ToddN2000, except I don't think I made as many as ten calls. I carry it almost exclusively for roadside emergencies or blocked freeways when I'm trying to get to a meeting or back home. It's handy as a camera in unusual circumstances. . Tom
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  • CharlieBrowne
    I also just have a plain phone and have no plans to change Since I do not have a landline, most of my calls are to my wife and grandkids.
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