Smart phone industry poised to show triple digit growth

Jun 12 2014, 17:46 IST
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The total number of smart phones sold during this year was 44 million. The total number of smart phones sold during this year was 44 million.
SummaryThe smart phone industry grew at a whopping 181 per cent.

The smart phone industry is poised to show triple digit growth in next three years according to Ravi Kunwar, Director, North, Nokia India (a subsidiary of Microsoft Mobiles).

During 2013, the smart phone industry grew at a whopping 181 per cent. The total number of smart phones sold during this year was 44 million. The year 2012 too showed fastest growth in this segment. Ravi Kunwar said that the blazing growth trail would continue till 2017 and beyond.

Ravi Kunwar who was here in Chandigarh today to launch Lumia 630 model said that another trend that would be visible in coming years would be coming down of price barrier. He said that India continues to be top market for Lumia phones and of late Lumia 520 had become fastest selling device in view of affordability factor coupled with high tech features.

With the football season kicking off, Microsoft Devices today announced an engaging on-ground experience for the football enthusiasts in the country – ‘Fastest Finger Football’ that gives you a chance to win a trip to Spain and watch a FC Barcelona match live.A total of 5 winners will get to go to the Camp Noufootball stadium in Barcelona to watch FCB play.

Aimed at creating an engagement platform, Faster Finger Footballwill let football enthusiasts come closer to their favourite sport on the all new Lumia 630.The Fastest Finger Football will bring the best interactive soccer gaming experience for consumers wherein two participants armed with a Lumia 630 will compete to score the maximum number of goals, through an augmented reality and NFC enabled soccer game.

Speaking at the event, Ravi Kunwar, said “We are excited to take our partnership with FC Barcelona to the next level, and bring exciting experiences for our consumers with the stunning new Lumia 630. We have always believed in connecting the youth with things they are passionate about, and football is one of them. With the Lumia 630, we have introduced people to the best of Lumia and Microsoft which offers them high end technology andapps, a seamless Windows Phone 8.1 experienceand a unique dual SIM capability that lets them connect with people on their terms. This makes Lumia 630 Dual SIM unbeatable in its range”

Consumers will get to bring on their football action at vantage locations like Malls, Café Coffee Days and McDonald’s across 15 cities that include Chandigarh, Jaipur,

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