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Smartphone market to slow to single-digit growth - IDC

Thursday 3 December 2015 | 17:48 CET | News
The smartphone market will grow in single digits for the first time this year, according to the latest forecast from IDC. The market researcher predicts worldwide smartphone shipments will grow 9.8 percent in 2015 to a total of 1.43 billion units. IDC updated its previous forecast to reflect slowing growth in Asia/Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Western Europe. The slower growth is expected to intensify slightly over the 2015-2019 forecast period, mainly due to lower shipment forecasts for Windows Phone as well as alternative platforms (OS other than Android, iOS, Windows). The

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Countries: World
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