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Smartphone and tablet sales to top 1.2 billion devices in 2013

06 November, 2012 | Read the news | Post your comment
Smartphone and tablet sales to top 1.2 billion devices in 2013 - read the full textGartner, a leading IT research and advisory company, has compiled estimates on the growth of smart devices and the effect they will have on the consumer electronics market. According to the report some 70 percent of total devices sold this year were either tablets or smartphones. Android is...


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Now smart phones are much more than a phone.
They are HD entertainment hub, They are high speed information hub, connecting you with the world with a comfort as it is a small part of body. No need to tie to power socket via a cable only mobility.

I can read news paper in morning or a book in pdf in night in my bed and fall asleep without worrying about system shutdown.

i always have a decent camera in hand, i can have a HD dose of entertainment when i want. Utilizing time on traffic signal by sending an important mail.

I love it because all these are in my pocket.

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  • 2012-11-07 19:47
  • PSxg

i like your mobil phones ,becoz it is very smart phone.

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  • 2012-11-07 15:10
  • 98WG

It is worth pointing out that the market most definitely needs new technology for devices that are engaged in production of content. Most new touch based offerings are designed for consumption of content, not production. That is why high end powerful laptops will remain for some time yet.

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  • 2012-11-07 12:37
  • JC7}

Windows Phone third, maybe, but if Windows 8 will not turn out to be the new Vista and once those non RT tablet prices drop to reasonable levels we might see a bit of a stir in the market. I myself can't wait to get me one of those x86, sleek, touchscreen beauties. Even ultrabooks will go the netbook way. I don't suppose those Windows slates will have the same percentage of market share the PC does nowdays but still, making a move from a mouse operated x86 Win7 to a touch operated x86 Win8 makes more sense than switching over to Android or iOS altogether, at least for those who need a device for different tasks than just updating facebook or tweeting crap.

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  • 2012-11-07 09:49
  • 3QdI

> In reply to Dd @ 2012-11-06 20:46 from IWcK - click to readYes a very good and a very important question indeed. I hope the companies are thinking seriously about this growing problem. Does anybody know whether recycling electronic products really helps in disposing off the unit completely?

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  • 2012-11-07 09:39
  • uuyr

Star Trek is becoming a reality! :-P

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  • 2012-11-07 05:35
  • wMHH

it's really greate

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  • 2012-11-07 04:43
  • v{Re

yeah!!! ;)

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  • 2012-11-07 04:01
  • t7N0

> In reply to iHATER @ 2012-11-06 18:51 from rJ3m - click to read1.2 billion estimate is only for 2013. If we add up the smartphones+tablets+phablets sold in the last few years it will definitely be close to the population already. I think if we add up all the mobile devices, it will be a lot lot lot more than the entire human population. Who knows, may be 15 billion... just a guess.

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  • 2012-11-07 00:01
  • utbe

Have they ever been right?
What is the point of these estimates?

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  • 2012-11-06 21:35
  • mhBX

I wonder how they are going to dispose all these unwanted devices one day.

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  • 2012-11-06 20:46
  • IWcK

> In reply to alsocurious @ 2012-11-06 19:14 from iJtJ - click to readI don't think any touchscreen can beat a hardware keyboard for typing.

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  • 2012-11-06 20:31
  • sXDt

keyboard and mouse manufacturers may want to start their look for something else to do.

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  • 2012-11-06 19:14
  • iJtJ

these gadgets r going to increase more than the world's population of human beings...

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  • 2012-11-06 18:51
  • rJ3m


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  • 2012-11-06 18:47
  • SeQT

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