Up nearly 82% from 2010's 47.5 million, overtaking Nokia for the first time
DigiTimes, a Taipai-based daily that keeps as close tabs as any publication on the Asian supply chain, posted its estimates Tuesday for where it thinks the top 10 smartphone manufacturers will be at year's end.
Although Apple (AAPL) will have shipped the most units -- 86.4 million, up 81.9% from 2010 -- according to DigiTimes analyst Luke Lin, it's being MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Sep 6, 2011 8:12 AM ET
But the odds that Microsoft will overtake Android or the iPhone are steep
ComScore released its July 2011 U.S. smartphone data this week and as usual Asymco's Horace Dediu has done the best job of turning the numbers into striking -- and insightful -- graphics.
On Thursday he released three charts that show:
1. The scale of the opportunity for further smartphone growth
2. The extent to which Apple's (AAPL) iPhone and Google's MORE
Among the top 20 smartphones in Millennial's March '09 report, only two are still standing
Here's a pair of interesting lists from Friday's Mobile Mix -- the 50th "intelligence report" Millennial Media has issued since the mobile advertising network opened for business five years ago.
If you click to enlarge the chart at right, you'll see that in March 2009, Apple's (AAPL) iPhone was No. 1 among the top 20 smartphones in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 12, 2011 6:11 AM ET
Among smartphone operating systems, iOS' worldwide share grew nearly 30%
Apple's share of the worldwide mobile phone market (smart and not-so-smart) nearly doubled year over year in the second quarter of 2011, from 2.4% to 4.6%, according to a report issued Thursday by Gartner, Inc. That put Apple (AAPL) in fourth place among mobile phone vendors, well behind Nokia (NOK), Samsung and LG.
Apple's share of the rapidly-expanding smartphone market grew 29% MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 11, 2011 8:51 AM ET
Charlie Wolf invokes "Diffusion of Innovations" in raising his Apple price target to $540
In Everett Rogers' classic text on how innovations percolate through societies, he describes how hybrid corn, despite 20% higher yield and resistance to drought, took two decades to become ubiquitous in the farms of Iowa. High-tech innovations spread more quickly these days, but they too follow Rogers' S curve, from early adopters to mainstream use to late MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 6, 2011 7:47 AM ET
Finds high pent up demand for iPhone 5 among Verizon subscribers and Android owners
It's only a tiny sample, so large conclusions must not be drawn. But the survey results reported in Gene Munster's note to Piper Jaffray clients Monday suggest that the pent-up demand for Apple's (AAPL) next iPhone could be even stronger than suspected.
In a survey of 216 mobile phone users conducted one recent week in Minneapolis ( in "food MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 1, 2011 8:14 AM ET
The sharp rise of one of Apple's frenemies triggers a fierce debate about what it means
Some of the most intelligent conversations on the Internet these days are to be found in the comment stream of Horace Dediu's Asymco blog. Not only does Dediu produce striking charts and graphs from his analysis of the mobile phone market, but he carefully moderates the subsequent discussion, pruning repetitive comments and chasing out the MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Aug 1, 2011 6:41 AM ET
Android, at 39%, is OS No. 1 in the U.S. But Apple, with 28%, is the No. 1 manufacturer
If you're having trouble interpreting the chart of the U.S. smartphone market released Thursday by Nielsen, think of it as a brownie pan, a spokesman helpfully suggests, not a pie.
And depending how you slice the brownies, Apple (AAPL) is either No. 2 or No. 1 in the U.S.
When all the Android phones are combined, MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jul 28, 2011 8:00 AM ET
The effect of the long-awaited launch of an iPhone for Verizon, or a bump from the iPad 2?
During the rapid ascent of Google (GOOG) Android phones in 2010 it was never clear how much their popularity was due to the fact that Apple's (AAPL) iPhone was available in the U.S. on only one carrier -- AT&T (T) -- with somewhat spotty coverage.
The test was supposed to come in February, when MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 30, 2011 8:30 AM ET
But in the smartphone race, Android's lead grew slightly, according to Millennial Media
There's good news and bad for Apple (AAPL) in Millennial Media's May report, issued Wednesday morning.
The iPhone is still the top phone in Millennial's ad network, for the 20th month in a row
Apple is still the leading mobile manufacturer, with a 30% share
When breaking down ad revenue driven by apps, iOS devices were still narrowly ahead of Google MORE
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