This infographic shows how the mobile industry changed over the last 10 years

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


This infographic shows how the mobile industry changed over the last 10 years

FEATURED VIDEO

10 Comments

1. box unregistered

Wow, a set of statistics on phonearena that actually seems legit and unbiased?! April Fools day isn't until Friday!

9. Lucas777

Posts: 2137; Member since: Jan 06, 2011

ehhh well u can leave... seems like others agree buy ur red thumb down...

2. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

xD motorola's status cracks me up

6. phbelov

Posts: 124; Member since: Mar 25, 2011

me too :)

3. Mat unregistered

WTF is RIM ???? :P

4. phbelov

Posts: 124; Member since: Mar 25, 2011

BlackBerry

8. XxVerbalxX unregistered

Research In Motion is the company that makes blackberry's

11. Mat unregistered

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

very funny idd

10. vvelez5

Posts: 623; Member since: Jan 29, 2011

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?

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.