We all knew this day would come at some point, although many didn’t expect it this soon. According to IDC, there was more smartphones sold in the forth quarter of 2010 than PC sales. Computes sold 92 million units while smartphones exceeded that by an additional 9 million units reaching 101 million smartphones sold. In the end, forth quarter sales of smartphones was up 87% over the previous year.
At the same time, Android surpassed Apple and Nokia’s Symbian as the most widely adopted mobile platform. While that’s great news for Google and Android fans. Apple, Nokia, Microsoft and RIM aren’t going to sit still. With this market growing to pass the desktop market, everyone will be gunning to get a lion’s share of it. It wasn’t too long ago that Symbian and RIM owned the mobile market. All that’s changed and it looks like 2011 will be a fierce battle for dominance. I can’t wait!!
(Source = Financial Times)