IDC now forecasts total mobile phone sales will rise just 1.4% Y/Y in 2012 to 1.7B - they rose...

|By:, SA News Editor

IDC now forecasts total mobile phone sales will rise just 1.4% Y/Y in 2012 to 1.7B - they rose 2.4% in Q3.  Smartphone shipments are seen rising 45.1% to 717.5M after growing 45.3% in Q3. Android, which had an estimated 75% of the smartphone market in Q3, is expected to control 68.3% for the whole of 2012. iOS is seen having an 18.8% share, BlackBerry 4.7%, and Windows Phone 2.6%.