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Global smartphone shipments to pass 1 bln units in 2013

Tuesday 26 November 2013 | 16:25 CET | News
Worldwide smartphone shipments are expected to surpass 1.0 billion units in 2013, representing 39.3 percent growth over 2012, according to a forecast from IDC. Despite a number of mature markets nearing smartphone saturation, the demand for low-cost devices in emerging markets continues to drive the smartphone market forward. By 2017, total smartphone shipments are expected to approach 1.7 billion units, resulting in a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 18.4 percent from 2013 to 2017. The growth is helped by the steady fall in smartphone prices, helped by an increasing number of

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