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June 18, 2013

Smart Phones Set To Overtake Feature Phones This Year

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By David Nagel, Campus Technology

Smart phones are expected to overtake feature phones in worldwide shipments for the first time this year. According to a new forecast released by market research firm IDC, year-over-year growth in smart phones will approach 33 percent in 2013 and continue strong for the next five years. “2013 will mark a watershed year for smartphones,” said Ramon Llamas, research manager for IDC’s Mobile Phones program, in a prepared statement. “If you look at the number of vendors who support both feature phones and smartphones, many of them have not only successfully transitioned their product portfolios to highlight smartphones, but smartphones have become their primary value proposition going forward. In some cases, smartphones have accounted for well over 50 percent of their quarterly shipment volume. Looking ahead, we expect the gulf between smartphones and features phones to grow ever wider.”

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