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Mobile phone apps are set to outstrip CD sales by 2012

Thu 18 Mar, 2010 // Firstnumber Team

Mobile phone application store GetJar has predicted that mobile phone applications will outstrip CD sales in just two years time.

Phone apps have rocketed in the past few years and are expected to jump from seven billion downloads in 2009 to around 50 billion in 2012.

Experts expect the global mobile phone applications market to be worth in the region of $17.5 billion while CDs will lag behind at $13.8 billion.

CD sales have continued to take a hit from the rise of digital downloads as well as music streaming through services such as Spotify.

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Aside from their undisputed popularity, apps also offer a much greater range of prices; starting at as little as $0.99 before working their way right up to $1,000.

Apple is currently the market leader for mobile apps; boasting some three billion sales in January of this year.

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