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Smartphones to exceed one billion handsets mark in 2013

IDC has said mobile devices with internet connectivity are expected to break the one billion barrier by 2013, Saudi Gazette has reported. "The number of mobile devices with internet access has simply exploded over the last several years," said John Gantz, chief research officer at IDC. Around a quarter of the world's population was fortunate to have access to the internet last year, with over 1.6 billion users. More than a third of the population is thought to be online by 2013, Gantz noted.