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Gartner predicts that mobile phone sales will go 4.6% up in 2014

0. phoneArena posted on 28 Mar 2014, 10:15

Ever wondered how many mobile phones are going to be shipped worldwide by the end of 2014? Well, Gartner says that the number you are looking for is just shy of 1.895 billion devices - a 4.6% increase in comparison with the 1.807 billion devices, shipped back in 2013. Looking even further ahead into the future, Gartner predicts that roughly 1.953 billion mobile phones will be sold in 2015. According to the research company, the main culprits for this growth will be the increased sales in "the lower end of the premium market and the higher end of the basic phone market"...

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posted on 28 Mar 2014, 10:29

1. Lt.Green (Posts: 397; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)

Interesting, I thought mobile sales will drop this year due to saturation.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 10:31

2. PeterK. (Posts: 314; Member since: 13 Nov 2013)

"Latin America, the Middle East and Africa, Asia/Pacific and Eastern Europe have all upgraded their phones, which will help to compensate for mature market weakness in the near term."

It seems that we are breaking even.

posted on 28 Mar 2014, 11:05

3. sgodsell (Posts: 4858; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)

Out of all those numbers 1 billion of those phones will be Android. The next biggest will be feature phones, followed by iOS, then all the rest.

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