Smartphones to sell 1.7 billion units by 2017

smartphone shipmentsIf we base human’s reliance on the smartphone in the future years to a statement from an analyst firm then we would see how popular and how important it is for once day-to-day activities.

In a statement, Ovum said that emerging markets accounted for 160 million of 450 million smartphone sales a year ago. In fact, 66% of these 160 million came from China.

Ovum analyst Shiv Putcha said, “China is at the center of smartphone development and adoption in emerging markets, with the whole ecosystem increasingly geared toward the production of feature-rich affordable devices. This new wave of affordable smartphones will have a major impact on consumer choice in emerging markets.”

It is also good to note that total smartphone sales all over the world might reach 1.7 billion units in 2017.

“While much of this development is occurring in China, local brands from other emerging markets are also adopting this model. Other emerging markets that will show strong growth include India and Indonesia, followed by Brazil and Russia,” Putcha added.

Smartphones, may it be affordable or expensive, are now a need and not a necessity. This seemingly small device enables someone to do their works outside the office, while some can even be used to run companies.

Truly the mobile phone that we once knew has now turned into a lifeline to us and to the world.

Imagine its importance in our lives in the future!

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Indonesian minister blocks porn access during Ramadan

It comes with no surprise that the largest Islamic country in the world is about to ban access to porn sites during the period of Ramadan.

Ramadan is a holy month for our Muslim brethren.

Indonesia’s communications and information ministry barred access to about a million pornographic sites. The number is said to still rise after Ramadan starts.

Indonesia’s communications and information minister Tifatul Sembiring said that this might even extend to banning these sites not only during the Ramadan period, but for all time.

Semibiring said, “Online pornography is an industry and the producers always seem to find new ways of escaping detection. We cannot check one by one, so we hope people will actively report to the Communications and Information minister if they find a link to a negative website.”

Negative website is defined by Sembiring as Website that contains porn, defamatory speech and malicious viruses within the country.

Indonesia is starting to tighten its grip in the content of the Web that Indonesians can access. Last February, the minister had blocked another one million sites to get rid of adult content. Research In Motion even teamed up with local Indonesian carrier to block porn site from BlackBerry services.

Indonesia is joined by Singapore that implements strict regulations with regards to porn in the Web.


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