With the increasing market size in Asia, Symbian and Microsoft both will target China and Japan to further boost their market shares in the region, said Digitimes.Source: DigiTimes
According to Symbian, nine out of the 15 Symbian-based handsets launched by its handset partners in the third quarter of this year were targeting markets in Japan and China.
Accumulated sales of Symbian-based handsets in Japan have surpassed 30 million units, accounting for 72% of Japan's smartphone segment, Symbian said.
Symbian, which has set up a global R&D center in Beijing, said that 12% of global production of Symbian handsets is currently shipped to China, with Symbian-based models now accounting for 60% of China's smartphone market.
195 million smartphones to be shipped in 2008
Posted on Tuesday, Dec 11 2007 @ 04:40 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Digitimes Research estimates global smartphone shipments will reach 195 million units in 2008, that's 16% of the total handset market.