1.2 Billion sales predicted for Smartphones and Tablets in 2013

Yes, you read that correct…it says ‘billion’. That’s a heck of a lot of devices to be purchased; and to think we at CoolSmartPhone will only account for approximately 50% of that!

Let’s get serious for a second. The figure of 1.2 billion smart devices being sold in 2013 has been predicted recently by Gartner, and astonishingly looks to eclipse the already mind-bending figure of 821 million devices predicted to be sold, worldwide, by the close of 2012.

The main reason attributed to the huge hike in sales numbers is that businesses are increasingly looking to take advantage of the technology in today’s smartphones and tablet devices, as they look to them to shoulder a larger productivity burden in corporations.

“For most businesses smartphones and tablets will not entirely replace PCs, but the ubiquity of smartphones and the increasing popularity of tablets are changing the way businesses look at their device strategies and the way consumers embrace devices,” said Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner.

Whilst still finding it hard to contemplate numbers like this, we can certainly see why sales in these devices are on an upwards curve. With the usual heavyweights in the industry regularly churning out new and powerful hardware and functional software respectively, and with the emergence of Windows 8 and Surface as a viable alternative to Apple, Android and RIM devices, we can certainly see why Gartner have made such a startling prediction.

The following numbers highlight the sales trend that mobile devices have been on recently.

The steady increases, year on year, in mobile device sales tells it’s own story; there is only more to come.

For more predictions, out to 2016, be sure to look at Gartner’s site.

Sources: Gartner