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    New figures for shares of the worldwide 'smart mobile device market' (Smartphones and PDAs) from Canalys:

    Q4

    Symbian: Q4 2005 63%, Q4 2006 67%
    MS: Q4 2005 ??, Q4 2006 14%
    RIM: Q4 2005 ??, Q4 2006 7%
    Linux Q4 2005 ??, Q4 2006 6%
    ACCESS: Q4 2005 ??%, Q4 2006 5%

    http://www.canalys.com/pr/2007/r2007024.htm

    Comparing to previous numbers:

    Q1

    Symbian: Q1 2004 41%, Q1 2005 61%, Q1 2006 69%
    MS: Q1 2004 23%, Q1 2005 18%, Q1 2006 12%
    RIM: Q1 2004 6%, Q1 2005 7%, Q1 2006 8%
    PalmSource: Q1 2004 22%, Q1 2005 11%, Q1 2006 ??

    http://www.canalys.com/pr/2005/r2005041.htm
    http://www.canalys.com/pr/2006/r2006043.htm

    Q2

    Symbian: Q2 2004, 41%, Q2 2005 63%, Q2 2006 67%
    MS: Q2 2004 23%, Q2 2005 16%, Q2 2006 15%
    RIM: Q2 2004, 8%, Q2 2005 7, Q2 2006 6%
    PalmSource: Q2 2004 23%, Q2 2005 10%, Q2 2006 ??

    http://www.canalys.com/pr/2005/r2005071.htm
    http://www.canalys.com/pr/2006/r2006071.htm

    Q3

    [Share by OS not described]

    http://www.canalys.com/pr/2005/r2005102.htm


    a couple of conclusions can be drawn:

    1. Symbian dominates and marketshare was steady at just below 70% for all of 2006.

    2. Microsoft is a solid second and seems to have arrested its decline in % share (a decline that happened mostly 2004-2005 as a consequence of a massive increase in sales of Symbian devices).

    3. RIM is third but...

    4. Linux gets named by Canalys for the first time in the latest press release and is hot on RIM's heals.

    5. 2004-2006 Palm OS has shown a massive decline (peak of 23% in Q2 2004, now down to 5%).

    Perhaps the most interesting thing though is what's happening to the market as a whole. It's growing, but there's now pretty clear evidence that the rate is slowing:

    Q1'04-Q1'05 82%
    Q2'04-Q2'05 105%
    Q3'04-Q3'05 75%
    Q1'05-Q1'06 55%
    Q2'05-Q2'06 56%
    Q4'05-Q4'06 30%
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    I would like to see actual number instead of percentage.

    Does Symbrian still count Nokia 1100 and other dumb phone as smartphone?
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    Quote Originally Posted by whatever7 View Post
    I would like to see actual number instead of percentage.
    There are some actual numbers in the linked pages, e.g.:




    Quote Originally Posted by whatever7 View Post
    Does Symbrian still count Nokia 1100 and other dumb phone as smartphone?
    The counting is done by the research firm Canalys not by Symbian. Nokia sold nearly 350 million phones last year:

    http://www.cellular-news.com/story/21650.php

    so Canalys clearly isn't counting all of them! They claim to be counting 'smart phones', 'wireless handhelds' and 'handhelds'. For Nokia I'm pretty certain this means just those devices that run Symbian OS. You can see all Symbian phones here:

    http://www.symbian.com/phones/index.html

    As it doesn't seem to be a Symbian phone I presume the Nokia 1100 is not included in the Canalys numbers.

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