Archive for the 'Windows Mobile' Category

Smartphone OS Installed Base

Friday, October 5th, 2012

The indomitable Tomi Ahonen shares some stats from his Phone Book 2012. Of particular interest is the installed base of smartphones, by operating system.
Note that this is the installed base, not recent sales, which means the numbers are more useful for people interested in trying to determine what platforms they should support. Further, they […]

Nokia and Microsoft in the Last Chance Saloon

Monday, September 3rd, 2012

Reuters have an interesting article "Nokia, Microsoft head for Last Chance Saloon". It describes the poor uptake of Windows Phone Devices (3.7 percent of the global smartphone market) and how the next incarnation, Windows Phone 8 "is very high stakes" for Microsoft and Nokia.

I was never a fan of Nokia’s strategy announced on Feb 11 2011. […]

Mobile Stats, Android and Fragmentation

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

The theme today seems to be mobile stats and different ways to view them. First take a look at Gartner’s Q1/2012 stats released today. The interesting part for mobile developers is the breakdown by operating system…
 

Android has made a large gain in market share. Symbian is dying fast and Microsoft has less share than Bada […]

The Enterprise and Mobile Platform Security

Thursday, March 22nd, 2012

Dimensional Research has a recent free report on The Impact of Mobile Devices on Information Security (pdf) that highlights some of the issues related to enterprise device security. The report is based on a survey of 768 respondents responsible for securing company access in the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany and Japan.

The report shows the […]

Graphics Download for Mobile Apps

Friday, March 2nd, 2012

One of the areas I commonly see startups underestimate is the download of non-photographic graphics. In its simplest form, download via http is trivial on all mobile platforms. However, the complexity manifests itself when you start to consider that different devices have different screen sizes and resizing graphics on the device is undesirable either because […]

Gartner Q4 2011 Stats

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Gartner have just released their worldwide smartphone stats for Q4 2012. Total smartphone sales in 2011 reached 472 million units and accounted for 31 percent of all mobile devices sales, up 58 percent from 2010. Of interest to developers is the table showing platform market share…
 
These figures are interesting because they are world figures, not […]

Canalys 2011 Full Year Stats

Monday, February 6th, 2012

Canalys released their full year 2011 smartphone global sales stats last Friday. An amazing 488 million smartphone were shipped in 2011. While sales by individual companies are interesting, the table most useful for mobile developers is the split by platform…
 
Android now has more than double the market share of iOS. Symbian is dying fast. Windows […]

Gartner Q3 2011 Smartphone Statistics

Tuesday, November 15th, 2011

Interesting stats from Gartner today on worldwide device sales for Q3 2011. Android accounted for 52.5 percent of smartphone sales. Smartphones accounted for 26 percent of all mobile phone sales. Of most interest to developers will be the the relative market shares of the mobile platforms… 

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