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Smartphone shipment growth slowed this year: IDC

telecom | 12/03/2015 5:32 pm EST

Worldwide smartphone shipments in 2015 are expected to be 9.8 per cent more than last year for a total of 1.43 billion units, marking the first time that percentage growth for this product has been less than double digits, International Data Corp. said Thursday. The research group said in the press release that slower growth is “expected to intensify slightly over 2015 to 2019,” due to lack of growing demand for mobile phones running on Microsoft Corp.’s Windows Phone software and other phones running on other platforms other than Google Inc.’s Android or Apple...

Smartphone shipments rise 6.8% in Q3: IDC

Media | 10/28/2015 3:53 pm EDT

Worldwide smartphone shipments grew 6.8 per cent from a year earlier in the third quarter to 355.2 million units, up from 332.6 million units in the same period the previous year, according to a new report from International Data Corp. It said in a press release Wednesday that shipments were slightly lower than what IDC had initially forecasted, which was for 363.8 million units, “largely due to slightly lower than expected” shipments of Apple Inc.’s iPhone and introductions of higher-priced phones running on Google Inc.’s Android operating system. IDC said in...

Smartphone market growth to slow this year: IDC

telecom | 05/26/2015 4:00 pm EDT

International Data Corp. said Tuesday that global smartphone shipments will rise 11.3 per cent in 2015, down from growth of 27.6 per cent last year. That will result in about 1.45 billion smartphones shipped worldwide, IDC said...

Emerging markets driving world smartphone market: IDC

telecom | 08/28/2014 5:22 pm EDT

Demand for smartphones in emerging markets will help drive growth in global shipments this year to 23.8 per cent for a total of 1.25 billion devices shipped, International Data Corp. said Thursday. The research company said in a press release that mature markets, which include Canada, the United States, Japan and Western Europe, will account for 26.5...