Next month we will reach the milestone where the number of active Mobile devices is equal to the number of people in the world, says Zahid Ghadialy in the 3G and 4G Wireless Blog.
There are many people with more than one active mobile device and there are others who have no devices so it is believed the number of active devices will keep rising for some time to come.
Worldwide mobile phone sales to end users totaled nearly 426 million units in the first quarter of 2013, a slight increase of 0.7 percent from the same period last year, says Gartner. About half those were smartphones.
AT&T is pulling the plug on the “Facebook phone”, an anonymous source told the Boy Genius Report.
In other news, BlackBerry 10.1 is now available for the BlackBerry Z10. BlackBerry 10.1 is a free update that will be rolling out with carrier partners over the coming weeks. Among other things the BlackBerry Hub has added support for PIN to PIN messages for direct communication between BlackBerry smartphones.
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