Smartphone, Tablet, and Computer Sales
Both market analysis companies reported that the number of mobile phones shipped in 2013 was more than 1.8 billion. That’s a year-to-year increase of 3.3 percent or 4.8 percent, depending upon whose number you believe.
Smartphone shipments, IDC reports, are up 38.4 percent in 2013, with 1.004 billion units shipped.
Gartner reports that mobile phone growth will be modest in 2014 (1.893 billion units shipped) and in 2015 (1.965 billion units shipped).
Desktop and notebook shipments were 299 million in 2013, and are projected to be 278 million in 2014 and 268 million in 2015.
– by Al Harberg, the Software Marketing Blog guy