Report: Smartphone Market to grow 38% in current quarter
rising tenfold in 2012 and doubling in 2013. The firm calls that segment of the market the most important in the industry. In addition, we should see the first LTE enabled Apple iPhone launch sometime in Q3 of the year. And while Verizon continues to add to the number of markets it serves with it's Long Term Evolution based 4G, AT&T is trying hard to close the gap with the leader. Sprint is in testing mode and hopes to have some LTE markets up this summer while T-Mobile plans on turning the switch on in 2013. Meanwhile, T-Mobile customers might not be in such a rush to see the nation's fourth largest carrier turn on its LTE network. A recent test found T-Mobile's HSPA 42Mbps pipeline was faster than Verizon's 4G LTE service in 11 markets.
source: StrategyAnalytics via BGR