Quick statistics about smart phones
I was just wondering about the market of smart phones: via Networks Silicon:
Smart phone shipments are continuing to grow steadily, according to research firm Canalys, up from 3.6 million devices shipped in the first half of this year to 9.6 million in the first half of 2005. (...) Canalys is predicting that for the first half of 2006, 13 per cent of all mobile devices will be smart phones. Of those devices sold so far this year in EMEA, the majority are still using the traditional input method. The analysts found that 80 per cent of smart phones are based on Symbian's Series 60 platform and use a normal phone keypad, while Series 80 phones – which tend to use keyboard-type interfaces – make up another 13 per cent. UIQ devices represent four per cent of the market.