The smartphone market should grow 49% this year, four times faster than the overall mobile phone...

|By:, SA News Editor

The smartphone market should grow 49% this year, four times faster than the overall mobile phone market, IDC reports - though that's off last year's 74% growth on pent-up demand. The firm says shipments will pass 450M units, Android (GOOG) will take the OS lead with 39.5% share to Apple's (AAPL) 16%, and that by 2015 Windows Phone (MSFT) will be No. 2 behind Android.