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Android U.S. market share slides in March quarter as iPhone gains

June 21st, 2011

Google’s share of the U.S. smartphone market dipped for the first time since 2009 according to Needham & Co. analyst Charlie Wolf. Needham says Android’s share slid from 52.4% to 49.5% in the first quarter, its first sequential market share loss in any region since the second quarter of 2009. Wolf attributes the dip to …

Samsung, Apple to overtake Nokia in smartphone share this quarter

June 13th, 2011

Nokia’s smartphone reign, which lasted nearly 15 years, is coming to an end. Analysts from Nomura Research say Nokia’s lead in smartphone units sales will be lost this quarter for the first time since Nokia became the top smartphone company in the world by sales volume in 1996. But it gets worse — according to …

Android now 'most wanted' smartphone platform, Nielsen finds

April 26th, 2011

The Nielsen Company on Tuesday released the findings of its latest smartphone survey, which asked respondents planning to purchase new smartphones which platform they intended to patronize. When asked that question between June and September last year, 33% named iOS, 26% said Android and 13% said they planned to purchase a BlackBerry smartphone. When a new group …

Windows Phone to overtake BlackBerry in 2013, iOS in 2015 according to Gartner

April 7th, 2011

In addition to its position that Android will continue to dominate the global smartphone market moving forward, Gartner on Thursday revealed its projections for Microsoft’s Windows Phone platform. According to the firm, Nokia’s strong global position will drive Windows Phone adoption at an impressive pace, capturing 5.6% of smartphone unit sales in 2011. Gartner goes …

HTC market cap to hit all-time high, surpassing $35B this year

April 7th, 2011

HTC’s market capitalization is expected to soon surpass NT$1 trillion according to a report on Wednesday from Taiwan Economic News. The company’s market cap recently passed the NT$900 million mark, and analysts believe it will grow beyond NT$1 trillion — just below $35 billion USD — this year. As HTC pushes out popular devices like …

IDC: Windows Phone will be No. 2 in 2015, passing iPhone and BlackBerry

March 29th, 2011

IDC on Tuesday released a new report detailing its vision of the smartphone market through 2011 and beyond. The research firm sees global smartphone shipments climbing to 450 million units in 2011, up 49.2% from 303.4 million units in 2010. More interestingly, however, is the firm’s forecast moving through 2011 and into 2015. Ovum had previously …

Berg: Smartphone shipments grew 74% in 2010

March 10th, 2011

According to new data issued by wireless market intelligence firm Berg Insight on Thursday, the global smartphone market grew by nearly three-quarters in 2010. Global smartphone shipments hit 295 million units for the year, a 74% increase over 2009 totals. The firm anticipates that shipments will hit a staggering 1.2 billion units in 2015, at …