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IDC: smartphone market nearly doubled in 2003

Feb 3, 2004 — by LinuxDevices Staff — from the LinuxDevices Archive has published key findings from IDC's Worldwide Mobile Phone QView research service. According to the findings, handset sales for the year 2003 exceeded half a billion units for the first time in the market's history. “Converged mobile devices” (smartphones) in particular showed “significant growth and future promise” in 2003, according to IDC, growing over 180% year-over-year.

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