According to market research firm forecasts IMS Research, in 2011 around the world will be sold around 420 million smartphones, or approximately 28% mobile phone market. It is expected that within five years the number of smartphones sold annually will reach one billion units, while their share in total cellular devices will be at least 50%. This will facilitate the emergence of low-cost models running different operating systems.
In the IMS Research also spoke about the market shares of the largest manufacturers of smartphones in the I quarter of 2011. Analysts noted a strong decline in demand for products of the company Nokia in January – March, it controlled 24% of the market for new smartphones, whereas a year ago the figure stood at 40%.
But the Samsung for the year has strengthened its position from 3% to 13%. It is a South Korean company will compete with Apple for the title of largest manufacturer of smartphones in the II quarter. Samsung tomorrow will publish a report for April – June, from which it becomes clear whether she managed to get around the American competitors.