1 in 7 People on Planet Own Smartphones
by Nate Wooley | October 18, 2012 9:25 am
Smartphones are taking over. A new study by Strategy Analytics shows that more than 1 billion people are now using smartphones in their daily lives. That’s more than 1 in 7 of everyone on earth.
The trend began with the introduction of smartphones by Nokia (NYSE:NOK), reports Bloomberg. Things truly heated up with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) and its iPhone, Research In Motion’s (NASDAQ:RIMM) BlackBerry and the phones based on Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG) Android system such as Samsung’s Galaxy.
Some highlights of the study:
- The first smartphone was Nokia’s Oyj in 1996
- Samsung is the largest maker of smartphones, passing Nokia this year
- Users should double to 2 billion by 2015
- Currently, there are 11 smartphone operating systems
- Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) and other new entrants will make gains
More on the smartphone wars:
- Wait! RIM is Still Breathing!
- Apple’s Buggy Maps: Tim Cook Says ‘Sorry’
- Struggling Nokia to Slash Prices on Older Phones
- Strategy Analytics: http://blogs.strategyanalytics.com/WDS/post/2012/10/17/Worldwide-Smartphone-Population-Tops-1-Billion-in-Q3-2012.aspx
- NOK: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NOK
- reports Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-17/smartphones-in-use-surpass-1-billion-will-double-by-2015.html
- AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
- RIMM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=RIMM
- GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
- MSFT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MSFT
- Wait! RIM is Still Breathing!: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/wait-rim-is-still-breathing/
- Apple’s Buggy Maps: Tim Cook Says ‘Sorry’: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/apples-buggy-maps-tim-cook-says-sorry/
- Struggling Nokia to Slash Prices on Older Phones: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/struggling-nokia-to-slash-prices-on-older-phones/
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