Featured Articles

Apple iPad Air 2 costs $275 to build

Apple iPad Air 2 costs $275 to build

IHS has told Recode that the Apple iPad Air 2 16GB Wifi costs only $275 to build -- not bad…

More...
LG sells 16.8 million smartphones in Q3 14

LG sells 16.8 million smartphones in Q3 14

As Samsung is losing market share, another Korean company, which many had written off, is gaining.

More...
LG G Watch R EU price set at €299

LG G Watch R EU price set at €299

LG G Watch R is probably the best looking Android Wear device on the market and many have been waiting for…

More...
Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia GTX 970 SLI tested

Nvidia recently released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture, with exceptional performance-per-watt. The Geforce GTX 970…

More...
Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Gainward GTX 970 Phantom previewed

Nvidia has released two new graphics cards based on its latest Maxwell GPU architecture. The Geforce GTX 970 and Geforce GTX…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Wednesday, 17 October 2012 14:22

Number of smartphone users hits one billion

Written by Nedim Hadzic

y analyst

Half as many have a life, too

Jokes aside, we’ve seen such rapid spread of all things mobile that it seems quite likely we’ll sooner strap the entire race with smartphones than PCs.

The numbers were calculated from November 1992, which is the date when the first smartphone saw the light of day. The device came from IBM and was dubbed the Simon, although the term smartphone didn’t come about until 1997.

Stategy Analytics research firm said that as much as one in seven people in the world have owned a smartphone in Q3 2012. The exact figure for that period is 1.038 billion and it’s the first time smartphones have exceeded the billion mark.

Strategy Analytics says that there were 708 million smartphone users by Q3 2011. It estimated that the 2 billion mark will be reached by 2015.

Looking from here though, it’s quite interesting how “constellations” changed in the meantime, as Nokia was considered an absolute mobile giant at the time. Fast forward to today, and you’ll realize just how easy it is to turn a Goliath into a midget.

More here.

Last modified on Thursday, 18 October 2012 08:14
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments