113 mln smartphones to ship in 2007
Global shipments of smartphones running advanced operating systems will reach 113 mln units in 2007. Increasing at an average annual compound growth rate 25.6%, shipments are forecasted to reach 365 mln units by 2012. Smartphones will then account for over 22% of all handsets worldwide, compared to 10% today. Berg Insight estimates that Symbian OS was the leading smartphone operating system in 2006 with a market share of 63%. Linux was the second largest platform, followed by Windows Mobile.