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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Samsung overtakes Nokia at the top

Samsung Electronics shook the mobile phone market as they become the world’s biggest mobile handset maker during the first quarter of this year. They were able to get about ¼ of the total mobile sales overcoming the struggling Nokia Corp.

The data came for England based research firm Strategy Analysis.

The South Korean company ended the first three months of the year with 36% more handsets shipped the previous year even outselling Apple, Inc. in the smartphone business. The company’s smartphone shipments tripled on high demand of their handsets namely the Galaxy line handsets. They have a share of 30.6% in the smartphone market. Apple only has about 24.1% share.

During the first quarter of this year, Samsung had a share of 25.4% of the global mobile handset market. They were able to ship about 93.5 million devices around the world. During the same time last year, they only shipped around 68.9 million. Of those that were shipped, 44.5 million units were smartphones up from 12.6 million from last year.

Nokia had a 22.5% share of the total market dropping from 24% from the previous year. They were able to ship 82.7 million units during the first quarter.

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