Report: Smartphones account for 55% of mobile phones sold in Q2

Around 55 per cent of all mobile phones sold in the second quarter of 2013 were smartphones, compared to around 40 per cent for the full year 2012 and around 50 per cent in the first quarter of 2013, according to the latest interim update to Ericsson's "Mobility Report." The report also shows that data traffic almost doubled between the second quarter of 2012 and the second quarter of 2013, while there was also a net gain of 105 million mobile subscriptions globally in the second quarter of 2013. During 2012, smartphones accounted for 40 per cent of new mobile phone sales, compared with 30 per cent in 2011, the report said. Report