Mobile phones replace cars as youth status symbol

This article on the Economist provides the opinion of how mobile phone handsets are replacing souped up cars as the young poser’s object of choice.

It cites car style poster adverts for the XDAII as proof, however I think this is a little of a red herring as the XDAII is definately not aimed at the “yoof” market.

It’s a well known fact that young people account for a large number of “lifestyle” phones which are sold, and they tend to change handsets regularly to keep up with peer pressure and have the latest features. Does this mean that young people will spend their time running around town with loud annoying ringtones rather than driving round and round in old Vauxhall Nova’s with a spoiler gaffer-taped on? We’ll I’m prepared to wait and see… :-)