Okay, you might think you know everything about cell phones from the early monochrome days of playing Snake on your handset to the latest cutting edge smartphones, but one thing has remained stable over the years – the companies that make them. Or has it? The infographic below, courtesy of analysts from Vision Mobile, shows the stunning growth of a market, which could be slowed down only for a while in the worst days of the global economic crisis.
In the early days, the industry was dominated by European brands such as Nokia, Siemens and the Swedish-Japanese JV Sony-Ericsson, but as time passed Asian manufacturers and computer makers like Apple replaced them in the highly competitive field. Siemens was the first victim of the transition to smarter phones and even companies like Sony Ericsson and Motorola fell out of the top 5 list. Take a look at the graph and feel a part of history in the making.
source: Vision Mobile