Apple and Samsung dominate smartphone market 2012
According to ABI Research reported the results of the study, the overall smartphone shipments to grow from year to year by 41% with a rate of about 114.6 also sending unit in the quarter ended in March 2012 then.
In the first quarter of 2012 Apple managed to send 35 million iPhone units, while the Samsung with its Android devices had shipped 43 million units. Nokia entrenched in third place with 11.9 million units, followed by RIM with 11.1 million units. The Sony (7 million units), Huawei (6.8 million units), and ZTE (4.9 million) trailed the fourth vendor.
Unlike the Samsung and Sony who experienced sequential growth in the global smartphone shipments from the previous quarter, Nokia instead was asked to decline to 40% market share, which now bring it closer to the RIM.
Nokia is the conditions experienced by analysts increasingly prospects in this year's Nokia, which previously also rumored to be laying off 10 000 employees.
To offset the decline in Symbian-based smartphone shipments in the smartphone market, according to an analyst at ABI Research, Michael Morgan, Nokia with its smartphone Windows Phone should at least up to 5000% growth in 2012