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Technology news shows massive smartphone sales increases in APAC

According to the latest statistics, these figures have climbed by 74 percent over last year.

A brand new technology news report has just been released that has stated that the Asia Pacific countries, as well as those in Eastern Europe and Latin America are the regions experiencing the highest amount of growth in the sale of smartphones.

The data that was released in the report showed skyrocketing rates of growth in the sale of the devices.

The report was first printed in a large online Asian technology news site, and stated that when compared to the same time last year, there has been a 74.1 percent growth rate of smartphones in Asia Pacific countries, a 55.7 percent increase in Latin American countries, and a 31.6 percent rise in the Easter European sales.

The technology news data, itself, was collected and provided by Gartner, confirming that smartphones are still taking off.

Technology News - smartphone sales increase in asia pacificIt provided confirmation to what many technology news sources had already been suggesting, that smartphone sales are steadily and rapidly on the rise around pretty much all regions around the globe. It went on to say that in the second quarter of this year, the mobile phone sales worldwide, to the end consumers, was up to 435 million units. This was a global increase of 3.6 percent when compared to the same time in 2012.

In the second quarter of 2013, smartphone sales increased by 46.5 percent, making it the first time in history that these devices exceeded the sale of smartphones. The technology news went on to indicate that during that quarter alone, the sale of smartphones to the end consumer came up to 225 million units, while at the same time, only 210 million units of feature phones were sold.

Worldwide, the technology news was the best for Samsung, which continued to hold its top position in the smartphone marketplace. Its share of the smartphone market rose to 31.7 percent, in comparison to the 29.7 percent that it had reached in the same quarter in 2012.

According to an technology news statement released by the principal research analyst, Anshul Gupta, from Gartner, “Smartphones accounted for 51.8% of mobile phone sales in the second quarter of 2013, resulting in smartphone sales surpassing feature phone sales for the first time.”

Technology news first achieved by smartphones

technology newsThe IDC has announced that smartphones are now shipping in larger numbers than feature phones.

An important first has been making technology news headlines as the International Data Corporation has announced that in 2013, the number of smartphones that have been shipped will be greater than the number of feature phones.

The IDC is calling this a groundbreaking milestone since its initial prediction was made this week.

The IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report has released the technology news in addition to the statistics to back it up. The organization has predicted that approximately 918.6 million smartphones will have been shipped this year around the world. This represents 50.1 percent of the total shipments of mobile phones. Though it is only a sliver above the halfway mark, it represents the first time that the smart devices have taken the lead.

One of the reasons for this technology news is that the price of smartphones is coming down around the globe.

Aside from prices, there are other factors that were included in the technology news announcement. For instance, there are far more options available among smartphones than ever before. Furthermore, there has been a widespread roll-out of data focused fourth generation (4G) wireless networks in many regions worldwide. This has made the devices increasingly attractive to users who can now afford them and can use them in a realistic and practical way.

The technology news report also showed that the IDC anticipates that within the next four years, there will have been 1.5billion more smartphones shipped globally. This will make up more than two out of every three mobile phone shipments.

Central to the size of these technology news numbers are the massive emerging markets around the world, such as those in India and China. According to an IDC Asia/Pacific senior research manager, Melissa Chau, “While we don’t expect China’s smartphone growth to maintain the pace of a runaway train as it has over the last two years, there continue to be big drivers to keep the market growing as it leads the way to ever-lower smartphone prices and the country’s transition to 4G networks is only just beginning.”