Girl PhoneAs of today, IDC reports that in the past quarter there were more smartphones shipped than feature phones. In the first quarter of 2013, for the first time ever, there were 216.2 million smartphones shipped from a total of 418.6 million cellphones worldwide. So 51.6 percent of the cellphones shipped worldwide were smartphones.

Compared to the same quarter of 2012, the year-over-year change is outstanding for the smartphone market. The market recorded a 41.6 percent growth compared to the 152.7 million units shipped in 1Q12, but was 5.1 percent lower than the last quarter of 2012.

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