German Smartphone Sales to Nearly Double in 2010

In German Buch News by Siobhan O'Leary

By Siobhan O’Leary

Mobile broadband

Mobile Internet use is growing in leaps and bounds in Germany thanks to new devices on the market and lower monthly rates, reports the Boersenblatt. Unit sales for smartphones are expected to grow by 47% in 2010, to 8.2 million units (with sales in euros likely to grow 33%, to 1.5 billion euros), based on the tech firm BITKOM’s study using data from the European Information Technology Observatory (EITO). It’s no surprise then that mobile Internet use is also on the rise, with the amount of data transmitted wirelessly nearly quadrupling to 40 million gigabytes in the past year.

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Siobhan O'Leary

Siobhan O’Leary is a literary agent, translator and writer based in Berlin. She previously worked in the Foreign Rights department of the Crown Publishing Group (Random House) and at the publishing consulting firm Market Partners International.