As you might remember we have previously discussed mobile trends and predictions on the Nimbuzz blog. We have looked into the smartphone application market share and its evolution and the VoIP predictions for 2013. Now we come back with some more interesting numbers gathered from around the web.
The International Data Corporation recently released it’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker report on and here are the takeaways:
- 54.7 million units shipped in the first quarter of 2010 (1Q10), up 56.7% from 1Q09
- 21.7% growth of the overall mobile phone market
- 18.8% of all mobile phones shipped in 1Q10 are smartphones, up from 14.4% in 1Q09
As the guys from Cellular-news point out: “The smartphone market’s growth is impressive too when contrasted to the 38% growth in the fourth quarter, which is typically the strongest of the year.”
IDC predicts that 2010 will be a year of large-scale consumer adoption of smartphones and I think they are right. I mean a lot of what is happening in the mobile industry points to this. In my opinion there are 5 important signs that support this idea: