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 knoweverything about cell phones from the early monochrome days ofplaying Snake on your handset to the latest cutting edge smartphones,but one thing has remained stable over the years – the companiesthat make them. Or has it? The infographic below, courtesy ofanalysts from Vision Mobile, shows the stunning growth of a market,which could be slowed down only for a while in the worst days of theglobal economic crisis.

In the early days, the industry wasdominated by European brands such as Nokia, Siemens and theSwedish-Japanese JV Sony-Ericsson, but as time passed Asianmanufacturers and computer makers like Apple replaced them in thehighly competitive field. Siemens was the first victim of thetransition to smarter phones and even companies like Sony Ericssonand Motorola fell out of the top 5 list. Take a look at the graph andfeel a part of history in the making.

source: Vision Mobile



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


8. XxVerbalxX unregistered

Research In Motion is the company that makes blackberry's

11. Mat unregistered! 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?

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