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IDC report: smartphone shipments out-shipped feature phones for the first time ever

Smartphones out-shipped feature phones for the first time ever according to the IDC
| Business, Financial & Legal News | Posted: Apr 26, 2013 11:35 am

We've seen a great quarter from many companies dishing out smartphones, with Q1 2013 being the first time that smartphones outsold cellphone shipments across the world, according to industry analyst IDC.




216 million smartphones with computer-like features were sold for the three-month period compared to 419 million total, meaning smartphones represented 51.6% of shipments. ZTE and Huawei took two of the top five slots, pushing Blackberry and RIM out in the cold.


Samsung improved their lead from Apple in smartphone shipments in the quarter, from 29% to 32.7% in Q3, leaving Apple slipping from 21.8% to 17.3%. Sony dropped out of the top five entirely, where LG jumped up and scooped position number three with 10.3 million units shipped.


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