Thursday, January 5, 2012

Market Intelligence & Consulting Institute (MIC) predicts 80 million Windows Phones will be sold in 2012

According to Taiwan’s Institute for Information Industry Windows Phone will grab 13% of the market share, that means around 80 milion handsets of total 416 million.

Android`s share is expected to rise to 50% in 2012, MIC said, compared to iOS` 19% In the pursuit of higher subscriber numbers, MIC said, the market is expected to be dominated by Apple, Google and Microsoft camps, with fierce competitions also between non-telecom companies such as Amazon and Facebook. 

Currently, the penetration of smartphone subscribers globally is about only 14%, but the rate is expected to grow clearly when budget-priced, or under-US$300 smartphones hit the emerging markets. In 2012, the penetration is estimated to reach 17% and jump to 40% in 2016, MIC said.

Also according to MIC market shares of Nokia and RIM will continue to drop to 15.6% and 8.6%, respectively, with that of Apple and HTC to rise to 18.7% and 10.9%, respectively. Samsung is expected to win a market share of 21.7% in 2012.

source Via WMPoweruser

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