Smartphone Market Statistics

Yesterday, I mentioned that the presentations from the Symbian Smartphone were now online. Taking a look at them, I’d single out at least two that are particularly worth looking at if you are interested in market statistics…

Mr Adolfo Galindo González’s Senior Expert, Handsets and Smartcards, Telefonica.  The role of applications in the network operator business. This includes an interesting chart on current platform market share…

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Mr Neil Mawston, Director, Global Wireless Practice, Strategy Analytics. Smartphones: high growth, high profit. Here is Strategy Analytics’ view of current market share (Aug 2008)…

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Strategy Analytics says that "Smartphones are fast becoming a high volume segment". Here is their prediction for near future global smartphone shipments…

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What has interested me the most about these statistics is that it’s RIM rather than Apple that has sustained growth and market share over the last few years. I suppose Apple will always have peaks and troughs in sales as long as it only has one current model.