According to Gartner, IDC, Strategy Analytics and Business Intelligence, Smartphones overtook personal computers back in 2011. Take a look at the following chart which is even more amazing.
Samsung shipped 75 million smartphones and Apple shipped about 25 million smartphones in Q3 this year. Huawei, LG and ZTE each shipped more than 10 million smartphones as well. Nokia, and Blackberry are lagging behind the major players. Will Apple and Nokia continue to lose share? This is certainly an interesting situation.
- Huawei is 3rd in global smartphone shipments, LG grows, Apple slows, Samsung leads (techinasia.com)
- IDC: Samsung extends lead over Apple in smartphone marketshare, while Huawei and ZTE increase influence Mobile (purshodear.wordpress.com)
- So What’s Wrong With Apple, Again? (fool.com)