Thursday, 11 February 2010

55% of the smartphones sold in Q4 2009 had touch screens

"Touch screen devices now account for more than half of all smartphone sales around the world.
Market analyst Canalys reported that 55 per cent of the 54.5 million smartphones sold in the fourth quarter of 2009 were touch-enabled – the first time ever that the figure has topped 50 per cent.
A total of 166 million smartphones were shipped worldwide last year, including 75 million touch screen handsets, or 45 per cent.
The widening of the iPhone's network availability helped Apple to top spot in the manufacturers' stakes, with global iPhone sales of 25.1 million units.
However, rising strongly into second place was Nokia with 22.3 million. The Finnish phone giant launched a succession of touch-enabled devices in 2009, including the N97, N97 mini, the X6 music phone and the all-new N900 internet tablet".
Source: Data from Canalys, reported by ITPro, 10th February 2010

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