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02-09-2011, 12:39 PM #1
Apple's Gains Are Sony's, Motorola's Losses
According to the latest data from research firm Gartner, Apple's 2010 smartphone gains translated to corresponding losses for smartphone makers Sony Ericsson and Motorola. On Wednesday, Gartner published it's findings, which noted that worldwide handset sales to end users rose 32% in 2010 to 1.6 billion units. In particular, however, smartphone sales spiked 72% from a year earlier (reaching 297 million units), a growth spurt largely cultivated by the ten-fold increase in sales for Android-based devices.
But as the Wall Street Journal observes this morning, "the wider availability of the iPhone 4" helped Apple secure a 16% share of the smartphone market in the fourth quarter, an expansive gain for the company that Gartner says comes at the expense of Sony Ericsson and Motorola. Both phone makers saw their market shares and unit sales fall for 2010. Apple, meanwhile, crept in to become the world's No. 5 device maker for 2010, selling better than 46 million iPhones. Placing ahead of Apple were Nokia, Samsung, LG Electronics, and RIM.
Gartner credits Apple's 87% year-over-year growth last year to Cupertino's aggressive expansion of the iPhone into new countries and territories. It's also important to note that Apple's market share climbed this dramatically in the absence of the device on Verizon in the US. Consequently, Apple's market share in the US and around the world is set to explode in the next ten months. For the time being, however, the iPhone is still available through nearly 200 communication service providers across the globe.
Wall Street Journal
Last edited by Michael Essany; 02-09-2011 at 12:53 PM.
02-09-2011, 12:41 PM #2
iP5 will crush this once and for all. Bring on the iP5 World!!"they're trashing our rights. hack the planet!"
02-09-2011, 12:53 PM #3
The only way I'm gonna be a loyal apple iPhone owner is if the iPhone 5 has lightscribe
02-09-2011, 01:03 PM #4
Lol@ dj. Bring on the iPhone 5 and watch android crumble
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02-09-2011, 01:28 PM #5
I hope it don't have a 3D screen, or if it does... Have a way to turn it off.
02-09-2011, 01:55 PM #6
I HATE apple the company, I HATE there computers, I HATE there Mac os, BUT!.......
I LOVE the iPhone platform & that's why I'm here.
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02-09-2011, 05:33 PM #12
I passed on the ip4 in hopes the next iPhone would have 4g,I think Ill pass on the ip5 unless its 4g compatible.
02-09-2011, 07:23 PM #13
Too bad ppl hate Apple just to hate. They obviously make great products, their numbers show that every year. Just because you like to use something else doesn't mean you have to hate the one you don't use.
Sony and Moto are great companies and have excellent products. Maybe this will make them want to create something to beat what's out there!
02-09-2011, 09:27 PM #14
^ I completely agree with you. I was on an android site and it had an post about android being the most used OS currently and an iFan started blasting android and of course some fandroid people were more than happy the blast iPhone. In the end all of the competition between phone makers just means a better product for the consumer
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02-09-2011, 11:19 PM #16
I often go into an ATT store to check out the other phones in person. I like to try other phones out all the time. I actually tweeted, before our news post on it, about the dual screen one the other day about how I would like to try it out if it wasn't on Sprint.
02-09-2011, 11:38 PM #17
Im holding out for the iPhone5 on one of my lines and really hoping its 4g capable, but if not I may look into the motorola atrix 4g but Im gonna try it out at an att store beforehand, because its gonna take an awesome phone to pull me away from an iPhone.
02-11-2011, 09:27 AM #18
According to reps at my local AT&T store, the i5 will be 4g compatible.Neo Style by k.nitsua....early front runner for THEME OF THE YEAR
Now in a dead heat with liveOS c/o bluemetal....
Let us all welcome the newest fighter to the TOTY ring...iNavHD c/o reeco