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Smartphone sales face drop of 30%

Up to 100 mobile retailers may close

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The smartphone market is expected to see a 30% drop in sales if the political impasse lasts for several more months. 

Visitors throng Thailand Mobile Expo 2014, which runs until Sunday at the Queen Sirikit National Convention Center in Bangkok. Organised by M Vision Co, the event is a major showcase for new models of mobile brands, IT devices and other gadgets. SEKSAN ROJJANAMETAKUL

At least 100 mobile outlets may have to close if the political conflict is not resolved before the second half of this year, said Opas Cherdpunt, the managing director of M Vision, an organiser of Thailand Mobile Expo, the country's biggest mobile show.

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