IDC speculates on rapid smartphone growth

IDC speculates on rapid smartphone growth
Market research firm IDC determined that the smartphone market this year will increase from 2009 by 55.4%. To better illustrate, that's a shipment of 269.6 million units in 2010 versus 173.5 million in 2009. They attribute much of this forecast growth to models such as the BlackBerry Torch, the HTC EVO 4G, and the Apple iPhone 4.
They go on to speculate about the competing OS market shares by estimating their percentages in 2014. It's no surprise that Android climbs by 51.2% over the next few years. Some of their other forecasts, however, might come as a bit of shock. One of these is that Apple's iOS decreases by 25.8%. Perhaps we are just too in love with the iPhone to imagine it losing ground. Perhaps its loss of market share over the following years is due to other OS's like Android gaining better brand recognition.

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source: Business Wire via Unwired View


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