Global Smartphone Shipment Estimates Up 60% for 2011

 In Mobile Industry

Digitimes is reporting that the estimated shipments for smartphones globally will reach 462 million units, an increase of 60% over the 288 million units shipped in 2010.

Notably, Apple is forecast to overtake Nokia as the #1 smartphone vendor, shipping 86.4 million units (82% increase from 2010). Nokia, meanwhile, will drop from over 100 million units to 74.4 (25.8% decrease).

Samsung, HTC, and LG are experiencing tremendous growth on the back of their Android implementations.

Strong growth in China is powering new companies like Huawei and ZTE to triple digit growth.

The overall message is clear – smartphones are quickly becoming the standard for mobile computing. You can read the full article here.

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