Smartphones outselling normal mobiles

15 August 2013

phone For the first time, smartphone sales have outstripped normal mobile phones, according to research firm Gartner. Smartphone sales accounted for 225 million units while the other kind saw sales drop to 210 million units.

This is thanks to increased smartphone sales in Asia, Latin America and Eastern Europe which means, hopefully, we can all just start calling 'smartphones', 'phones' now.

"Smartphones accounted for 51.8% of mobile phone sales in the second quarter of 2013, resulting in smartphone sales surpassing feature phone sales for the first time," said Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner.

Thanks to manufacturers like Samsung, Huawei and LG coming up with affordable phones, this has helped drive sales in emerging markets. And of course, the cheaper the handset, the more old and young people will buy them.

Globally, Google's Android was top of the operating systems with a whopping 79% market share, followed by Apple with 14.2%. And for the first time, Microsoft overtook Blackberry.

TOPICS:   Technology   Mobile


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  • hotmail r.
    Nag-damn it! Chewies mum is still the cheapest prostitute in town, mostly because she's dead. there, i think that's everyone.
  • Big M.
    Yeah, pretty much done. Next. Better than the Argos alien baby comments though.
  • Chewbie
    Flex wit da erb
  • fibbingarchie
    It's just like that time back when colour TV sales finally started to outstrip black & white....what a fuckin' story that was!

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