Friday, October 19, 2012

One billion Smartphones are now in use worldwide.

According to a report last week from Strategy Analytics, there are now more than 1 billion smartphones currently in use around the world. Bicheno, a senior analyst at Strategy Analytics, explained that while the Nokia 9000 Communicator kicked it all off, the popularity of these devices really picked up in 2007; The Year of the iphone.
“Nokia remained a dominant force in smartphones for over a decade until the arrival of Apple’s iconic iPhone in 2007,” said Bicheno in a press statement.

“The iPhone revolutionized smartphone design and it catalyzed industry growth. By the third quarter of 2011, we estimate there were 708 million smartphones in use worldwide. After a further year of soaring demand, the number of smartphones in use worldwide reached 1.038 billion units during the third quarter of 2012.”
Based on previous growth, this 1 billion number could be even higher by the time the year is through.

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