Year gadgets: Slimmer, powerful gizmos lineup for 2013
2012 saw users transitioning from feature phones to smartphones as they moved from just talking and texting to tweeting, networking socially and shopping with increasing mobile Internet penetration and lower data tariffs.
From a little over 100 million Internet users in 2011, the number has now grown to close to 140 million with more people, especially youth, going online using their mobile phones.
"The handset market remained dynamic in 2012 with a clear preference emerging for smarter performing devices among consumers. The trend was not limited to the high end only but even entry level users moving up aspired it all," Nokia Senior Vice President (Sales - IMEA) D Shivakumar said.
In 2013, Nokia expects to see a massification of these two trends with lower price points for devices and a plethora of relevant services and content being available, he added.
Smartphone lineup for gadget freaks includes Apple iPhone 5S, Samsung Galaxy S4 and Nokia Lumia 920 and 820.
According to a McKinsey & Company report, Internet-linked consumption and expenditure in India contributes an estimated USD 30 billion, or about 1.6 per cent of the GDP and is poised to account for 2.8 to 3.3 per cent by
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