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Smartphone shipments to pass feature phones this year - IDC

Tuesday 5 March 2013 | 08:27 CET | News
Smartphones will outship feature phones for the first time this year, according to IDC. Some 918.6 million smartphones are expected to be shipped, representing 50.1 percent of total mobile phone shipments. The market researcher cites three factors: lower prices, a wider range of smartphones and the rollout of 4G networks. The market researcher calculates that 41.6 percent of mobile phones shipped in 2012 were smartphones, and forecasts that 55.4 percent will be in 2014, 60.1 percent in 2015, 63.7 percent in 2016 and 66.5 percent in 2017.

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