Smartphone shipments hit new high

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One billion. It’s a big number. It’s like the APR on a Wonga loan.

IDC reckon that just over one billion smartphones were shipped last year – the first time this many smartphones have ever been shipped in a single year. Ryan Reith, programme director at IDC, stated that..

Among the top trends driving smartphone growth are large screen devices and low cost.

It seems that lower-cost smartphones in particular are helping to push the amount of smartphones and making them more appealing to those who previously purchased featurephones. It’s a familiar story that we’ve seen bubbling up over the last year or two, as manufacturers like Huawei, ZTE and others produce cheaper devices which are proving popular with new and existing smartphone buyers alike.