Idc has new predictions for the smartphone market

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Idc has new predictions for the smartphone market

  1. 1. ©2011 by EliNext GroupIDC Has New Predictions for theSmartphone MarketHowever unpredictable the world of smart phones, mobileplatforms and app development may be, the researchersdare to make long-term forecasts in this area and givespecific figures. And this I think is natural, because forexample Apple and Google have already determined specificsales expectations for the years to come and are headingtowards them.The study by market research firm International DataCorporation (IDC) shows how the mobile operating systemsmarket will be shared by all interested parties by the year2015.As is evident from the table, Android is still the smartphonemarket leader, although it cannot boast a high growth rate.This can be probably explained by the fact that there istough competition at the market. Further expansion will bedifficult for Android. The market share of BlackBerry willapparently remain almost unchanged in the coming years.
  2. 2. ©2011 by EliNext GroupSymbian will gradually loose its importance and will have atiny market share in 2015, making it an outsider. The Nokia’srecent deal with Microsoft does not help the fall of Symbianeither. The first smartphones with Windows Phone Mangowill be presented in late 2011. As the result, if the move toWindows Phone 7 goes well, which will take about 2 years,according to IDC, by 2015 this operating system will havethe largest annual growth rate, being the rising star on thesmartphone sky.iOS will change by 2015 its market share only slightly. Thesituation is similar to BlackBerry, and promises no surprises.On the overall, the smartphone market will grow annually byabout 20 percent. In other words, the number ofsmartphones sold in 2011 (450 million) will grow to a billionin 2015.Thus, most of the changes will be related to such platformsas Windows Phone and Symbian. We will soon see whetherthese predictions come true.
  3. 3. ©2011 by EliNext GroupELINEXT GROUPWebsite: http://www.elinext.comEmail: info@elinext.comBlog: http://software-topics.comFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/elinextTwitter: https://twitter.com/elinextDelicious: http://delicious.com/elinextgroupIreland officeMarina House, Adelphi QuayWaterford, Republic of IrelandPhone: +353 (51) 347 477Belarus Development Center155b Bogdanovich St.220040 Minsk, BelarusPhone: +375 (17) 237 53 65Vietnam Development Center37A Phan Xich Long St.Ward 3, Phu Nhuan DistrictHo Chi Minh City, VietnamPhone: +84 (8) 3995 6849Suggested citation: EliNext Group.2011.“IDC Has New Predictions for the Smartphone Market”<http://www.elinext.com/smatphonemarket>

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