6.1B Smartphone Users Globally By 2020, Overtaking Basic Fixed Phone Subscriptions

screen-shot-2015-06-02-at-23-50-35Today there are 2.6 billion smartphone subscriptions globally, and while growth has been levelling off in developed markets like the U.S. and Europe, it’s not stalling altogether by a long shot. By 2020, globally there will be 6.1 smartphone users led by huge growth in less mature markets. And with 6.1 billion smartphones in circulation, we will see a tipping point of sorts: smartphones will finally overtake the number of active fixed line subscriptions worldwide in 2020.

Lots of great data in this article from @Techcrunch here, like the sample below:

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Global Tablet Audience to Hit 1 Billion This Year

187461The worldwide tablet audience has a few more years of double-digit growth in store, according to eMarketer’s latest forecast for usage of the devices around the globe. We estimate that this year, 1.00 billion people will use a tablet at least monthly, including people who own their own tablet as well as those who use devices belonging to a friend, family member or other source. Read full emarketer article here.