NPD DisplaySearch smartphone shipment forecast (Image: NPD DisplaySearch)
Annual smartphone shipments are predicted to double by 2016 (Photo: Shutterstock)
The latest research from NPD DisplaySearch suggests that the smartphone is quickly heading for ubiquity, with annual shipments expected to exceed one billion in 2016. Given there are only seven billion people on the planet, a significant proportion of the earth's inhabitants can be expected to be carrying one by that point, signalling a huge shift in computer ownership. Who would have thought just ten years ago that most of us would be carrying a computer in our pocket.
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