A total of 1.75 billion mobile phones were sold in 2012, according to Gartner and smartphone sales rose to a record 207.7 million smartphones in the fourth quarter of 2012, 38 percent more than in the same period in 2011.
In the midst of this surging growth, the biggest mobile trade show in the calendar kicks off on February 25 in Barcelona, Spain.
There will be plenty to watch for in terms of new technology, software and content as well as several new smartphone launches.
So what are some of the hottest mobile trends in the fast growing mobile market right now? Click ahead to find out.
By Matt Clinch
Posted February 25 2013