Metric: Device acquisition up 40% in U.S.

According to a recent report from M:Metrics, 12 percent of U.S. mobile users who bought a new phone last year did so in December, which marks a 40 percent uptick in device sales during that month. "December is consistently the highest-performing month for new device purchases, and the operators have responded by embellishing their handset portfolios in time for the holidays," Paul Goode, senior analyst, M:Metrics said in a statement. "As we look out at the Christmas season, one way to gauge how devices may perform is their popularity, so the iPhone and N95 should do well at the premium end of the market."

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The analyst firm also found that LG's enV Orange, Apple's iPhone and the LG AX355 each received the highest level of satisfaction from consumers in the U.S.

For more on the report:
- read this press release