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Infographic reveals forecast that 75% of handsets sold in 2017 will be smartphones

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Infographic reveals forecast that 75% of handsets sold in 2017 will be smartphones
CCS Insight has released an interesting infographic that is packed full of forecasts for the mobile device industry. As Bob Dylan once sang, "The times they are a-changin'". The first quarter of this year saw smartphone shipments outpace the transport of featurephones for the first time ever. Acording to CCS Insight, 53% of the 1.86 billion mobile phones to be shipped this year will be of the more intelligent variety. By 2017, 3 out of every 4 mobile handsets shipped will be a smartphone. The increasing penetration of the smartphone has a lot to do with price. As cheaper models become available, they push featurephones out of the picture.

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.

This infographic from CCS Insight is chock full of forecasts

This infographic from CCS Insight is chock full of forecasts


source: CCSInsight via IntoMobile

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posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:37 2

1. tech2 (Posts: 1837; 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

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:42 1

2. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5150; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Nope, the rest 25% will be Nokia Ashas. :D

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:47

5. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


And impossible

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:07 1

6. akki20892 (Posts: 3292; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


hell yea

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:29 1

9. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


lol...
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?
hmm.....

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 09:12 1

10. akki20892 (Posts: 3292; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


hell yea

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:45

3. PAPINYC (Posts: 2224; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)


Ha-Ha , uStole my comment!!

+1

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:08 1

7. akki20892 (Posts: 3292; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


hell yea

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 07:46

4. ihatesmartphone (unregistered)


Impossible

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 08:08 1

8. akki20892 (Posts: 3292; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


hell yea

posted on 12 Jun 2013, 12:57 1

12. lovefist (unregistered)


even a high school student could forecast that.
next forecast: in 2020 smartphones will have better battery life.

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