70 percent of smartphones use Symbian

Posted on Saturday, Feb 17 2007 @ 16:16 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
At 3GSM it became clear that 70 percent of all smartphones use Symbian.

Linux accounts for 16.9 percent of the smartphone market and only 4.6 percent uses Microsoft Windows Mobile.
The accumulated shipments of Symbian-based mobile phone have reached 110 million units, Clifford said, adding that there were 108 Symbian-based mobile phones introduced in 2006, up 80% from 60 units in 2005.

Smartphones in the China market enjoyed the largest growth last year, with 113% on-year growth in 2006, said Clifford. Symbian has set up sales branch in China and plans to set up an R&D center in the second half of 2007.


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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



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