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Global smartphone shipments continue to grow

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 05 May 2010 1:10 User comments (2)

Global smartphone shipments continue to grow According to Canalys, smartphone shipments worldwide continue to grow at explosive rates, with Q1 2010 shipments reaching 55 million, a full 67 percent year-on-year growth.
Nokia, which has a strong presence in Europe, had the largest share of the pie, at 38.8 percent, or 21,429,680 units shipped. YoY the company saw 56.6 growth in shipments.

In second place, with a very strong presence in the U.S., was RIM at 10,589,260 units shipped, a 45 percent growth YoY, and good for 19.2 percent of the market.

In third, with the largest growth was Apple, which jumped 130.8 percent to 8.72 million units shipped, good for 15.9 percent of the market.

Rounding out the top 5 are HTC and Motorola with 5.1 and 4.7 percent of the market, respectively. "Others," including LG, Samsung, Sony and others account for the remaining 16.3 percent.

Perhaps more notably was the change in the "primary input" methods, which are either keyboard (QWERTY etc), touchscreen or old-school keypad. Touchscreen saw a huge 187 percent jump, moving from 34 percent market share to 59 percent in the process.

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2 user comments

15.5.2010 5:41

i dont know why but it amazes me people still buy nokia smartphones..but its worldwide shipment so you never know whats the marketing deal over there

26.5.2010 14:20

nokia is huge in everywhere but the US. its tht they make phones for every enviroment and budget, from 10 to 1000 really.

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