This infographic shows how the mobile industry changed over the last 10 years
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
1. box (unregistered) posted on 28 Mar 2011, 08:33 4
Wow, a set of statistics on phonearena that actually seems legit and unbiased?! April Fools day isn't until Friday!
9. Lucas777 posted on 28 Mar 2011, 19:39 1
ehhh well u can leave... seems like others agree buy ur red thumb down...
3. Mat (unregistered) posted on 28 Mar 2011, 08:58 1
WTF is RIM ???? :P
8. XxVerbalxX (unregistered) posted on 28 Mar 2011, 13:15 0
Research In Motion is the company that makes blackberry's
11. Mat (unregistered) posted on 29 Mar 2011, 02:23 0
akhhhhh.....am! I wonder how much of those "other", whose proges is the highest, comes from europe-usa and how many from asia??
Ps. RIM...... replikants in mamhood?
7. mazureac (unregistered) posted on 28 Mar 2011, 09:19 0
very funny idd
10. vvelez5 posted on 29 Mar 2011, 01:10 0
Amazing run from Nokia but the other carriers are catching them. Looks great to see this timeline. Makes me sad that 10 years of my life has been displayed JPEG though. Where has the time gone?