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Nokia tops smartphone shipments

Via Businessweek, IDC reports that Nokia is the undisputed champ in the smartphone market.  Responsible for 48% of the 80 million smartphones shipped last year, they dwarf every other competitors in the category.  The next closest competitor, RIM, claimed 7.5% of the market.  With overall market growth of 42%, the smartphone market is alive and healthy.

BusinessWeek's audience is the investor, so naturally they break out these statistics by vendor.  Even more useful to software developers like us would have been a breakout by platform.  Which OS was the dominant OS? RIM, Microsoft or Symbian?

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  • Rick Claus March 1, 2007, 4:57 am

    Just curious,

    Do you guys have anything in the works for Smartphone / Windows Mobile 5 or 6 in the works at all? I haven't heard much other then blackberry offerings, which is understandable in Canada. I'd love to try some stuff out on WM5 on one of my many devices.

    Rick Claus
    IT Pro Advisor
    Microsoft Canada.

  • Alec March 1, 2007, 8:17 am

    Hey Rick, we're looking into new platforms for the software. The piece that made the Blackberry attractive was that it is so easy to write code for. We'll be evaluating future platforms on the basis of market size and developer friendliness.

    Cheers, A

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