In the US presently, over 55% of the population are smartphone owners. In China that is not the case, but new data is emerging that shows the Chinese may soon see large-scale ownership of smartphones?some say as early as 2017. According to recent study conducted by Nielsen, found that 2/3 of new mobile phone buyers in the US are opting for a smartphone. This strong desire for i Phones and Samsung Galaxy III's has pushed the number of smartphone users in the States to unprecedented numbers. It is now estimated that 55% of Americans now own smartphones. The study into China?s potential landscape for smartphone ownership was carried out by research company, research2guidance and it estimates that by 2017, 80% of China?s population will become middle-class. This status will bring with it household incomes averaging anywhere from $8,000 to $65,000 a year. This amount of earning power will leave plenty of room for items such as smartphones and research2guidance thinks that most Chinese will own one. What you guys say about mobile advertising and shopping now?