How Smartphone Shipments Set a New Record in 3Q of 2013
Smartphone demand is booming globally, as new users adopt the mobile internet. The worldwide smartphone market grew by 38.8 percent year over year in the third quarter of 2013 (3Q13), according to IDC.
Vendors shipped a total of 258.4 million smartphones in 3Q13, establishing a new record for units shipped in a single quarter by more than 9.0 percent. The previous high was 237 million units shipped in the second quarter of 2013.