BlackBerry, a onetime leader in smartphone market is finally biting the dust. The Canadian smartphone maker’s global market share has landed to zero percent in Q4 2016, according to the latest report from Gartner. Continue reading “BlackBerry’s global market share hits 0%, Apple tops with 17.9% in Q4 2016 : Gartner”
Worldwide smartphone sales to grow just 7 percent in 2016, to reach 1.5 billion units, according to the latest report from Gartner. The latest numbers are down from 14.4 percent growth in 2015.
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Global smartphone sales are expected to grow only 7% in 2016, according to a latest report from Gartner. Sales of smartphones in India are pegged to grow at 29% this year. Continue reading “Worldwide smartphone sales to grow mere 7% in 2016 : Gartner”
Worldwide smartphone sales hit 403 million units in the fourth quarter of 2015, a 9.7 percent increase over the same period in 2014, according to latest report from Gartner, Inc. However, the research firm said that this was their slowest growth rate since 2008.
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Worldwide wearable devices sales to hit 274.6 million in 2016, up 18.4 percent from 232.0 million units in 2015, according to the latest forecast from Gartner. The market is further expected to grow to 322.69 million wearable electronic devices in 2017 from 232.01 million units in 2015.
Worldwide smartphone sales grew 20.3 percent to reach 301 million units in Q3, 2014, according to the latest report from Gartner. The growth was dedicated to strong demand from emerging markets.
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Worldwide combined shipments of devices like PCs, tablets, ultra mobiles and mobile phones are projected to reach 2.4 billion units in 2014, a 4.2 percent increase from 2013, according to Gartner. The research firm further stated that 321 million tablets and will ship worldwide, up from 256 million in 2014.
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Third quarter of the year is usually really bad for mobile phone manufacturers as there are no huge celebrations where people buy devices and it is also the time where new devices are unveiled which will be launched during Christmas. So people tend to wait for Christmas time where all the mobile manufacturers try to bring in their best devices. Gartner’s research shows that mobile phone sales has gone down 3% compared to last year but in the same research smaprtphone sales has gone up 47%.
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Recently we told you that Gartner is predicting that by 2015, Android operating system will be conquering the mobile market and WP7 will be runner-up. Now Gartner is back again with another chart in which they are predicting about tablets. We are in the beginning of 2011 and we have already seen a lot of tablets, so that’s why we are calling 2011 year of tablets. A lot of manufacturers are planning to launch tablets this year and most of them are Android powered. So where do you think Android and iOS will stand in 2015 if we talk about tablets. Let’s talk about it. Continue reading “Gartner: Apple to dominate tablet market till 2015, Android will grow rapidly”
According to a new Gartner research report , Android is set to emerge as most poplar mobile OS worldwide by 2011. It is also said to grab 49% of worldwide market share by 2012. Even IDC’s recent survey reveals the same.
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We are not saying that tomorrow, at 3GSM 2006, Microsoft and Nokia will announce that from now on Nokia will be making Windows Mobile phones, but the facts are that now in the USA with regard to mobile phone market share, Nokia is totally losing the battle … both in regular mobile phones area and in smartphone market…
Well known market research company Gartner is very blatant about this situation of Nokia in the USA, and is actually recommending to Nokia something, that we were preaching for years – “start making Windows Mobile Nokia phones, or die”:
In the enterprise market, Nokia should expand its smartphone portfolio past Symbian to include Microsoft-based products. Nokia is in danger of making the same mistake again ? trying to force end users to take its preferred solution rather than giving them what they want. In North America, enterprises will demand Microsoft-based products. Nokia should not discontinue Symbian devices, but it should focus Symbian products on the consumer and prosumer market, while offering Microsoft-based products to the enterprise market.
Conclusion: Symbian has no future in the USA and now is on position 3 there: after Palm OS and Windows Mobile phones. Maybe it is time for Nokia to abandon the pigheaded approach of making only one-platform smartphones (i.e. only powered by Symbian) and to start making Windows Mobile Nokia phones too! The 3GSM 2006 is starting tomorrow where all top managers from Nokia are present, and where also Steve Ballmer (CEO of Microsoft) and all major managers from Microsoft’s mobile division are present too. Maybe it is time, that Nokia managers should pay a visit to Microsoft managers and start talks about launching Windows Mobile Nokia phones! The 3GSM 2006 is a very good opportunity to start these talks… and at 3GSM 2007 we may already see first Windows Mobile phones from Nokia…
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