Mobile Phones: Smartphone Devices Set to Surpass One Billion by 2013

Latest figures have suggested that the number of dedicated mobile internet devices could reach up to one billion by 2013.

Online PR News – 09-December-2009 – – The figures revealed to the public this year suggested that there is currently 450 billion smartphone users across the globe. Nevertheless, that figure is set to double and more over the next three years. The popularity and affordability of the latest smartphones and mobile internet devices means that the market is inflating by the week.

The IDC’s Worldwide Digital Marketplace Model and Forecast expects that mobile devices with Internet connectivity will break the one billion barrier by 2013. John Gantz, chief research officer at IDC said: “The number of mobile devices with Internet access has simply exploded over the last several years.

“With a wealth of information and services available from almost anywhere, Internet-connected mobile devices are reshaping the way we go about our personal and professional lives.”

The excitement of mobile applications and mobile phone accessories ( that are available with virtually every single model has created a significant buzz throughout the market. The line between personal and professional mobile phone use has the potential to blur even further over the coming years. With corporate businesses moving rapidly to improve access to online applications and e-mail systems, the versatility of a smartphone ( is now as prominent as ever.

Around a quarter of the world’s population was fortunate to have access to the Internet last year, with over 1.6 billion users. Over a third of the population is thought to be online by 2013, heightening the need for an even bigger portfolio of products on the shelves. China continues to hoard the biggest amount of mobile internet devices across the globe, with a little fewer than 85 million dedicated smartphones.

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