Global mobile phone market to grow 7.3% in 2013

Wednesday 4 September 2013 | 19:21 CET | News
The worldwide mobile phone market is forecast to grow 7.3 percent year over year in 2013, marking a sharp rebound from the nearly flat (1.2%) growth experienced in 2012. Strong demand for smartphones across all geographies will drive much of this growth as worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to surpass 1 billion units for the first time in a single year, according to a new report from the International Data Corporation (IDC). The overall mobile phone market is growing faster than previously forecast due to a stronger-than-expected first half of the year driven by gains in emerging

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: BlackBerry / LG / Samsung / Sony
Countries: World
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