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Apple's iPhone 6 Plus and iPhone 6 and Samsung's Galaxy Note 4 are expected to boost smartphone sales in Latin America. (Photos: Apple and Samsung)
Monday, November 17, 2014
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Latin America: Smartphone Sales Jump


Smartphones jump, feature phone slump. Brazil leads growth.

BY JOACHIM BAMRUD

Brazil leads smartphone growth in Latin America, followed by Colombia and Mexico, according to market researcher IDC.

Meanwhile, Chile and Venezuela are the losers, due to their weakening economies.

Despite the overall boom in smartphone sales in Latin America, the wireless phone market as a whole is barely growing. That’s because wireless feature phones – a still significant portion of the market – is seeing a similar decline.

All in all, IDC expects that 2014 will end up with a total of ...


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Keywords: Apple, Argentina, BlackBerry, Brazil, Chedraui, Chile, Colombia, IDC, IMF, Mexico, Peru, Samsung, Telefonica, Venezuela

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