19 Jul '13, 3pm

Smart-Phone Market To Double By 2017.

Thanks to today’s wide range of available models, the number of smart phones shipped soon will double, according to the Mobile & Wireless Communications Report from IHS Inc. The information and analytics provider expects total shipments to reach 1.5 billion units in 2017, up from 712 million in 2012. Year to year, shipments will rise from 712 million in 2012 to 897 in 2013, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.8% taking that total to 1.1 billion in 2014, 1.2 billion in 2015, and 1.4 billion in 2016, IHS says. Related Articles What's The Difference Between 3G And 4G Cellular Systems? Don't Let Your 4G Design Leave 2G And 3G Behind An Introduction To LTE-Advanced: The Real 4G “The volume of new flagship smart-phone releases from top original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) this year has been astounding,” said Wayne Lam, senior analyst for consumer and communication...

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