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IDC predicts 6m smartphone sales in Thailand this year

Thailand’s mobile handset market continued to post double-digit growth in 2011, recording 19 percent despite a sharp decline in sales in the fourth quarter, thanks to the sharp increase in smartphone sales.

Jarit Sidhu, associate market analyst for client devices research of IDC Thailand, said the local smartphone market is expected to continue growing, at more than 50 percent this year.

"We expect total smartphone sales of 6 million units this year," he said.

(Source: Bangkok Post)