How many feature phones were sold in 2011?
While smartphones sales are growing fast at 61.3 percent last year, and feature phones are starting to show the first signs of decline at -2.9 percent, there were still well over a billion feature phones sold in 2011, outselling smartphones by more than 2:1. Let’s put it this way…
Who were the world’s top smartphone manufacturers in 2011?
Samsung also had a solid year, and control virtually the same 17% market share as it did in 2010. ZTE and Huawei were two of 2011’s fastest growing manufacturers, where thanks to an emerging Chinese market, they now make up almost 7% of the global market. Taiwanese company HTC also had a good year, going from 1.5% market share to 2.3%.
Will 2012 be the year of the smartphone?
To no one’s surprise, 2011 has been the year of the smartphone, where almost every third mobile device sold is a smartphone. Gartner predicts this statistic should rise to 39% in 2012. In terms of global market presence of all mobile devices (ie. not just smartphones), none of the statistics should come as much of a surprise.
What happened to the global market share of mobile phones?
In terms of global market presence of all mobile devices (ie. not just smartphones), none of the statistics should come as much of a surprise. Apple has increased its market share to 5%, while Nokia has lost almost 5 points from the previous year. Samsung also had a solid year, and control virtually the same 17% market share as it did in 2010.
What is the best cell phone to buy in 2011?
Top 10 smartphones of 2011 for now. 1 Number 1: Samsung Galaxy S II. The Samsung Galaxy S line of smartphones had variants on all four major US wireless carriers, and on several regional 2 Number 2: Motorola Droid Bionic on Verizon. 3 Number 3: T-Mobile LG G2X. 4 Number 4: Apple iPhone 4. 5 Number 5: HTC EVO 3D.
Who are the biggest mobile phone manufacturers of 2011?
Despite its difficulties, Nokia remains the undisputed king of handsets with 417.1 million shipped in 2011 or 27 percent of the market, which is less than 2010. Samsung shipped 329.4 million handsets with 21.3 percent of handsets, which is more than 2011. Compared to these two superpowers, other manufacturers look rather small.
Will there be a new iPhone or Android device in 2011?
When the devices were close, I gave a bit more credit to those that are available or that have more definite release dates for the US market. It is likely that a new iPhone will be announced sometime this summer and there are sure to be many more Android devices released throughout 2011.