More than half of consumers say they plan to spend less on gadgets in 2009, according to a survey released Monday by a research firm.
Forrester Research announced 51 percent of consumers say they plan to spend less on gadgets this year with just five percent intending to spend more this year. The findings are part of an online survey of around 5,000 U.S. residents over the age of 18.
The news could interest exhibitors at Macworld Expo 2009 and CES hoping to lure buyers with the latest gadgets.
Some 63 percent of those surveyed indicated they may not buy a smartphone, possibly impacting sales of Apple’s iPhone.
Additionally, 45 percent of consumers that took part in the survey said they may not buy a PC as soon as planned.