IDC: Smartphone shipments to top feature phone shipments for first time ever in 2013

We’re rapidly approaching a time when we can start referring to smartphones as simply “phones.” According to the latest projections from market research firm IDC, smartphone shipments will top feature phone shipments for the first time ever this year, with China accounting for nearly one-third of all smartphones projected to ship in 2013. According to IDC, vendors will sell 918.6 million smartphones into channels in 2013, including 301.2 million devices shipped to China, 137.5 million shipped to the United States and 35.5 million shipped to the United Kingdom. While China’s rise is the primary driver of smartphone adoption in 2013, IDC says that we shouldn’t overlook the roles that Brazil and India will play in the coming years to push

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