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The Worldwide Smartphone Market, 2007 and Beyond.
Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC), June 2007
In 2006, Smartphone annual growth rate broke the 70% mark. It is expected that Smartphone growth will gradually slow after 2006, but by 2010 Smartphone shipments will reach 241 million units, accounting for 20.9% of worldwide mobile phone shipments. In terms of regional markets, those with a higher mobile phone penetration rate, such as North America, Western Europe, and Japan, also see a higher Smartphone penetration rate. With the introduction of multimedia and multi-tasking functions, Smartphones have been positioned as a high-end mobile phones. This report will analyze the current status and future trends of the global Smartphone market and leading Smartphone vendors development.