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Smart Device Shipments Broke Records In Q3 2012, Reaching 303.6 Million Devices; Expected To Grow To 362 Million In Holiday Quarter

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http://techcrunch.com – According to IDC’s latest report on smart device shipments, we’re in for a record-breaking holiday season. The analyst firm is expecting device shipments to grow 19.2% over third quarter levels, and 26.5% year-over-year to reach 362 million shipments in the fourth quarter of 2012 with a total market value of $169.2 billion dollars.  In Q3, worldwide smart device shipments grew 17.1% year-over-year, also setting a record, with 303.6 million shipments valued at $140.4 billion dollars. It’s always a point of contention when reports come out claiming one vendor or another has t (IT news)