Number of people with smartphones up 75 per cent in a year.

Posted: April 1, 2011 by connerscl in News
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by Clare Conway

Facebook has revealed that 400 million users regularly access the social networking site from their smartphones. The stats were revealed in January of this year and mark an explosive trend for online interaction on the go.

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The huge numbers of people using the internet on their mobiles has perhaps been facilitated by an enormous increase in the global sale of smartphones.

According to figures by the International Data Corporation (IDC) published on Global Mobile Statistics, the number of smartphone handset shipments has risen by nearly 75 per cent from 2009 to 2010, and smartphones now account for over a fifth of all mobile phone sales. “Total shipments in 2010 were 302.6 million units up 74.4 percent from 2009,” Gobal Mobile Statistics reported.

For a complete table of global sales for handsets, with a breakdown of smartphone manufacturers, visit Global Mobile Statistics.

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