IMS Research today put out a the results of a study that shows that smartphones will surpass 420 million units worldwide in 2011. This would be nearly 28 percent of the global handset market. As smartphones become more affordable, they expect smartphones to break one billion by the end of 2016.
Nokia saw a huge drop in the last year. Their marketshare stood at a strong 40 percent last year, and it has since gone down to 24. Apple’s iOS has gone up from 16 percent marketshare to 19. RIM has dropped from 20 to 15 percent and Samsung has down dramatically from three percent up to 13 percent. Looks like the Apple vs Samsung rivalry will be going on in places other than the courtroom.
[Via IMS Research]