Infographic reveals forecast that 75% of handsets sold in 2017 will be smartphones
A lot of the growth is coming from emerging markets. Sales of smartphones and tablets to those regions will make up 53% of the total this year, according to CCS Insight. The research firm sees this number rising to 65% by 2017. Another driving force behind the explosion in smartphone sales is the more widespread availability of 4G service. 64 million 4G enabled phones were sold last year, a figure dwarfed by the expected sale of 227 million 4G enabled handsets in 2013.
source: CCSInsight via IntoMobile
1. tech2 (Posts: 3102; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)
'Infographic reveals forecast that 75% of handsets sold in 2017 will be smartphones'...............................and the rest 25% will be iPhones :D
2. xperiaDROID (banned) (Posts: 5629; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Nope, the rest 25% will be Nokia Ashas. :D
5. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
9. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
forgot that all Android phone are smartphones, so the rest 25% would be Nokia Asha, but from earlier article have mentioned about Nokia finally stopping shipment for Symbian phone, so how 25% could possibly be Nokia Asha?
4. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)
12. lovefist (unregistered)
even a high school student could forecast that.
next forecast: in 2020 smartphones will have better battery life.