In CY 2012, 730 Mn SmartPhones were sold worldwide with Samsung taking the crown and reporting a global MarketShare of 29% followed by Apple’s iPhone with 21% doing extremely well in the United States but trailing elsewhere. Galaxy S3 Sales may decline double digits in 1Q-2013 ahead of the likely introduction of Galaxy S4 in 2Q. For Apple, iPhone 5 continues to trend slower in 1Q that means iPhone 4S Sold like Hot Cakes in Q4-2012. iPhone 5: Total builds are lowered to 23-25mn units in 1Q13, vs. previous forecast of 25-27mn units a month ago . For HTC, M7 sell in likely to peak in March with 2Q momentum still subject to final sell-through
SmartPhone Marketshare by Brands in 2012 is as follows, Continue reading 2012 Global SmartPhone Shipment Data – Samsung Leads followed by iPhone
With the convergence of Mobile Phones and the Internet, 2011 and 2012 saw the rise of SmartPhones over Feature Phones with Google’s Android Mobile OS acting as a Catalyst for vendors and of-course the high speed connectivity provided by carriers on UMTS /3G technology has unleashed new era in computing and how we do things in our daily life.
Android will Continue to Dominate
Smartphone OS share of Android could grow from 70% to 74% between 2012 and 2013, while Apple’s iOS share could decline to 16%. Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS may have to remain content with 6% coming primarily at the expense of Symbian and Blackberry OS.
FeaturePhones to Decline and Pave Way for SmartPhones
Beleagured handset maker Nokia, Samsung and other white box vendors continue to have Continue reading Globally 3G SmartPhones on Android Riding the Mobile Handset Sales