More smartphones shipped in Q1 than feature handsets: IDC
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More smartphones shipped in Q1 than feature handsets: IDC

More smartphones shipped in Q1 than feature handsets: IDC

According to data by IDC, smartphones have secured 51.6% of the total mobile phone market during the first quarter of this year, the first time hardware makers have shipped more smartphones than feature phones on a global basis, PC World has reported. The overall mobile market may have grown only 4%, but smartphone shipments improved 41.6% year-over-year, jumping from 152.7 million in 2012 to 216.2 million in 2013. Smartphone shipments fell 5.1% from the fourth quarter of 2012, which saw shipments of 227.8 million. The push to smartphones is driven by emerging markets such as India and others in the Asia-Pacific Rim, IDC said.

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