The History of the Smartphone Market From 2005-2012 [Chart]

Posted March 21, 2013 at 6:05am by iClarified | Please help us and submit a translation by clicking here | 10526 views

Check out these charts that visualize the rise and fall of key players in the smartphone market since 2005. The data is from comScore's 2013 Mobile Future in Focus whitepaper.

While Android and iOS might appear poised to lock up the smartphone market for good, it is worth looking at the history of the smartphone market to understand just how quickly fortunes can change. In 2005, the market was dominated by Palm, Symbian and BlackBerry. However, by the following year all three had ceded control to Microsoft as the new market share leader. 2008-2010 saw BlackBerry stage a comeback to assume the #1 position before eventually giving way to the upstart Android platform in 2011. The only key player in the current smartphone market never to have owned the market share lead, interestingly enough, is iOS.

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pkmaximum - March 21, 2013 at 7:32am
Data and charts like these just do not really matter. Technology and company's futures are not contingent on past-related market caps, rather, they are contingent upon innovation and marketing. With Apple, how they evolve the market is going to decide the fate of their market share, not inferring the success/failure of company's in the past.
Srikanthreddy - March 21, 2013 at 6:34am
IOS is so super...
Srikanthreddy - March 21, 2013 at 6:36am
iOS D BEST
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