Global smartphone device shipments are predicted grow at a rate of 49.2%, according to IDC. Other key points include:
Smartphone shipments will surpass 450 million units in 2011
Smartphone shipments were 303.4 million units in 2010
Android is expected to reach market share of nearly 40% by the end of 2011
Symbian is expected to fall to a little over 20% of the overall market
iOS is expected to have around 16% by the end of 2011
BlackBerry is expected to end the year at 14.9% of the overall market
There’s a nice table showing the
2015 market share predictions here.
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predicted that there will be:
412 million smartphones worldwide by 2014
More than 250 million of these smartphones units will have accelerometers
Symbian OS will be the dominant operating system, however their market share will be in decline
If you’re interested in learning how to develop for Symbian, you can get access to tools and help