Market Share Analysis: Mobile Devices, Worldwide, 4Q11 and 2011


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In 4Q11, users bought 476.6 million mobile devices. Smartphones accounted for over 30% of all handset sales. Strong iPhone sales propelled Apple to the No. 1 position in the smartphone market for both the quarter and the year.

Table of Contents

  • Market Share Data
  • Analysis
    • Overall Market Segment Performance Analysis
      • Sales Were Good; Channels Were More Cautious With Stock
      • Smartphone Sales Soared, While Apple and Samsung Battle at the Top
      • Android and iOS Are the Unchallenged Platform Winners With Consumers
    • Top Vendors Analyzed
      • Nokia
      • Samsung
      • Apple
      • ZTE
      • LG
      • Huawei
      • RIM
      • HTC
      • Motorola
      • Alcatel
      • Sony Ericsson
    • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Recommended Reading
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