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A woman buys a smartphone.

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Is the smartphone still a status symbol? Add to ...

In North America, consumers can't seem to get enough of the latest high-end smartphones from Apple and Research in Motion. In emerging markets, however, the low-cost segment of the smartphone market is surging. Will North American smartphone makers be able to continue to upgrade their priciest products, or are the days of record-breaking profits coming to an end?

The Globe and Mail would like to gauge our readers' views on the longevity of the high-end smartphone market. Are smartphones still a status symbol, or would you like access to cheaper products?

Please take our survey below.


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