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[1] 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[2]), reports Bloomberg[3]. Things truly heated up with Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL[4]) and its iPhone, Research In Motion’s (NASDAQ:RIMM[5]) BlackBerry and the phones based on Google’s (NASDAQ:GOOG[6]) Android system such as Samsung’s Galaxy.

Some highlights of the study:

More on the smartphone wars:

Endnotes:
  1. Strategy Analytics: http://blogs.strategyanalytics.com/WDS/post/2012/10/17/Worldwide-Smartphone-Population-Tops-1-Billion-in-Q3-2012.aspx
  2. NOK: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=NOK
  3. reports Bloomberg: http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-10-17/smartphones-in-use-surpass-1-billion-will-double-by-2015.html
  4. AAPL: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=AAPL
  5. RIMM: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=RIMM
  6. GOOG: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=GOOG
  7. MSFT: http://studio-5.financialcontent.com/investplace/quote?Symbol=MSFT
  8. Wait! RIM is Still Breathing!: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/wait-rim-is-still-breathing/
  9. Apple’s Buggy Maps: Tim Cook Says ‘Sorry’: http://investorplace.com/2012/09/apples-buggy-maps-tim-cook-says-sorry/
  10. 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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