Smartphones will make up more than half of all mobile phones shipped worldwide by the end of Quarter 1 this year.
Data from the 4th quarter of 2012 shows that smartphones shipments hit a record high of 44% of the overall mobile phone market of 472 million. With smartphone numbers growing by almost 40% year on year every quarter, while shipments of feature phones dropped by around 20% in the same period, this would put smartphones ahead of feature phones shipments (at 286 million vs. 211 million) during the first quarter of 2013.
Sales of smart devices such as smartphones and tablets are poised to pass the one billion mark in 2013, as the consumerisation trend hits businesses with an “unstoppable force” according to a recent survey. Continue reading →
The International Data Corporation’s (IDC) today released its Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report for Q2 of 2012. The report shows the breakdown of smartphone operating systems (OS) in all handset worldwide shipments over the months April, May and June, covering Android, iOS, BlackBerry OS, Symbian, Windows 7/Windows mobile and Linux. Continue reading →
A recent report released by O2 UK shows how mobile phones have now become so much more than just a device to call people. The report, called All About You asked users how much time people spend doing various tasks via their smartphones.
The report also asked respondents what they used their smartphones for. The results reveal how ubiquitous these devices are becoming in everyday life, in places replacing other devices, such as alarm clocks and watches, prompting David Johnson, the General Manager Devices for O2 UK, to say: “Smartphones are now being used like a digital ‘Swiss Army Knife”. Continue reading →