Girl PhoneFor the first time ever smartphone sales have reached a billion in a single year, as the final reports for 2013 come in and the numbers are crunched.

It is an indication of how more affordable smartphones, such as cheap Android run devices from multiple manufacturers has impacted the market. But it isn’t a surprise to anyone who has been watching the growing number of smartphone owners over the years, as every year sales figures continued to climb.

The report was released by technology market analyzers International Data Corporation (IDC). Mobile Phone Research Manager Ramos Llamas pointed out the incredible jump in smartphone use in just two years

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