Tuesday, June 03, 2003

Symbian handset shipments to reach 100 million worldwide in 2007

Symbian handset shipments to reach 100 million worldwide in 2007 "Shipments of Symbian handsets will reach 100 million phones worldwide in 2007, according to Ovum, the analyst and consulting company. This compares with a predicted 22 million shipments for Microsoft Smartphone OS.
But although this will make Symbian the world’s leading smartphone platform, shipping on 14 percent of all handsets that year, it will not guarantee platform ownership for Symbian.
“Contrary to popular belief, the biggest threat currently facing Symbian is not Microsoft,” says Jessica Figueras, senior analyst with Ovum. “It is the long-running debate over what Symbian is fundamentally for.”"

So... they're predicting, circa 2007, that Symbian will have 14% of the handset market, and MS 3%, but that MS will have a very strong franchise in the enterprise market. Timely reality check.
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