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Global smartphone market grew 28.6% in Q1 2014 year-over-year, says report

0. phoneArena 02 May 2014, 09:06 posted on

According to preliminary data from IDC, a market research agency, the global smartphone market experienced a slight decline in sales in Q1 2014 compared with the previous quarter, Q4 2013, yet it still grew 28.6% year-over-year. The agency says that some 281.5 million smartphones got retailed worldwide between January 1 and March 31, which is 2.8% less than the previous quarter's sales of 289.6 million devices...

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posted on 02 May 2014, 09:30 2

1. MarkArigayo (Posts: 240; Member since: 18 Dec 2013)


Sony is out of the Big Five. Xperia Z1 and Z2 has failed???

posted on 02 May 2014, 09:40

2. sgodsell (Posts: 1404; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


I think the numbers are a little wonky. If you take 67.2% of 448.6 should equal the total number of smartphones, right? Well that number comes out to 301.5 million smartphones. So why is the chart showing 281.5 million smartphones.

posted on 02 May 2014, 10:14

3. realjjj (Posts: 141; Member since: 28 Jan 2014)


That is in fact 62.7% (checkteh source) and the author here meessed it up.

posted on 02 May 2014, 11:59 2

7. SonyPS4 (Posts: 258; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Probelm with Sony is they are not popular in US and China, top two phone market. In many country they are on par with HTC, LG. In Japan and India, 3rd and 4th largest phone market they are 2nd place. Z2 also facing production issue thus delaying product in some market. In my place (Malaysia) Sony currently 3rd palce behind Samsung and Apple.

posted on 02 May 2014, 15:06

8. pyradark (Posts: 781; Member since: 10 Jun 2012)


Well they earn bigger than those on the 3rd spot downwards

posted on 04 May 2014, 01:07

12. apexKBC (Posts: 92; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)


Read This Hater!!!!!

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Sony-is-the-number-two-smartphone-manufacturer-in-India-by-value-of-sales-leap-frogging-over-Apple_id54821

& Still Growing

posted on 02 May 2014, 11:11

4. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Damn Nokia........Yea...I know its probably from feature phones....but still....

posted on 02 May 2014, 11:29 2

5. sgodsell (Posts: 1404; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Nokia just recently stated that their smartphone sales dropped 30% for Q1 2014.

posted on 02 May 2014, 11:33 1

6. jroc74 (Posts: 5192; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)


Yea...I read it too....I just didnt wanna get some folks riled up...lol.

posted on 02 May 2014, 17:48

9. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3632; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


As more people learn that Microsoft spies on every single touch gesture that you make on Windows Phone and copies all your data, the sales will go down even further.

For people who want to feel "this is my phone", Microsoft is the last company you want to buy a phone from.

posted on 02 May 2014, 18:46

10. Salazzi (Posts: 192; Member since: 17 Feb 2014)


the same applies to El Goog though.

posted on 02 May 2014, 20:32

11. roscuthiii (Posts: 1863; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)


We all know this about Google. It is their business model. They aren't trying to hide it... Nor do they have a campaign like "Scroogled" as MS was employing.

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