Gartner: Smartphones Surpass Feature Phones In Global Sales

Smartphone sales surpassed feature phone sales globally for the first time in Q2 2013, according to a report by Gartner. 

Gartner research indicates that 225 million smartphones were shipped globally in Q2 2013, up 46.5 percent from one year ago. Conversely, feature phone sales dropped to 210 million units for a decline of 21 percent. 

“With second quarter of 2013 sales broadly on track, we see little need to adjust our expectations for worldwide mobile phone sales forecast to total 1.82 billion units this year. Flagship devices brought to market in time for the holidays, and the continued price reduction of smartphones will drive consumer adoption in the second half of the year,” said Anshul Gupta, principal research analyst at Gartner. 

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