• Digitimes Research: Apple to lead in 2011

    Global smartphone shipments for 2011 will reach 462 million units, rising 60% from the 288 million shipped in 2010.
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    This according to Digitimes Research. Apple is expected to overtake Nokia as the top ranking vendor in terms of shipment volume in 2011, while Huawei Technologies will enjoy robust growth in shipments enabling the China-based company to close its gap with Sony Ericsson and Motorola.

    Apple's smartphone shipments are projected to top 86.4 million units in 2011, up 82% from 47.5 million units in 2010. In contrast, Nokia's smartphone shipments in 2011 will decline to 74.4 million units from over 100 million in 2010, said Luke Lin, analyst for Digitimes Research.

    Huawei and ZTE will be two rising stars in the global smartphone market in 2011, Lin indicated. Huawei, in particular, is expected to enjoy an over 400% rise in shipments, Lin added. Both China brands are benefiting from explosive growth in demand for Android devices, close ties with China's local mobile operators as well as competitive prices of their products.

    Among the world's top-5 smartphone brands, third-ranked Samsung Electronics will enjoy the highest shipment growth in 2011, Lin estimated. The Korea-based vendor's smartphone shipments are projected to climb 44% to 67 million units.

    But Huawei's shipment growth will represent the highest percentage growth among the world's top-10 smartphone brands in 2011, Lin said.

    Combined shipments from the world's top-5 smartphone companies in 2011 are forecast to exceed 333 million units, which will account for 72% of total units expected to be shipped. The proportion came to as high as 85% in 2010, when the top-5 vendors shipped a total of 244 million units.
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    1. jfcooley's Avatar
      Curious and not trying to start anything, but this is units shipped, not sold....correct?
    1. Delfim's Avatar
      Shipped.
      Digitimer has also reajusted Apple figures 10% down on these estimates. I'll confirm tomorrow if so.
    1. chokem's Avatar
      Hard to believe huh guys?
    1. jfcooley's Avatar
      Not shipped actually, no.
      Makes me wonder how many sold, and of those that may not, what happens when the 5 comes out.
    1. chokem's Avatar
      Don't know. AT&T has already dropped the price of the i4 w/2 yr commitment to $149.99 I think. Maybe drop it to $99.99 when the i5 drops. I hope they offer the i5 for what I paid for my i4, $199.99.
    1. bmay82's Avatar
      Think I'll stay put on Android....can't get much smoother than my Tbolt running SHIFTS3NS3 1.3 from TH3ORYROM
    1. chokem's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by bmay82 View Post
      Think I'll stay put on Android....can't get much smoother than my Tbolt running SHIFTS3NS3 1.3 from TH3ORYROM
      Then you might consider changing your signature? Lol.
    1. jfcooley's Avatar
      Lol,
      I'm just waiting for CM7.
      Not fond of sense.
    1. bmay82's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by chokem View Post
      Then you might consider changing your signature? Lol.
      Good call old man..... Good call
    1. bmay82's Avatar
      Quote Originally Posted by jfcooley View Post
      Lol,
      I'm just waiting for CM7.
      Not fond of sense.
      Ran it on here and had issues.... Its fast for sure but not for me
    1. Delfim's Avatar
      Apple did rectify shipping figures: down 10% on previous estimates.
      Nevertheless they do lead.
      see this LINK for update.
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