Analysts in the mobile space have been putting out copious updates with Q4 2009 data. Here is a quick roundup. Since I newly became an iPhone fan I poked a bit deeper for iPhone statistics.
- Global Mobile Phone Shipments Rise 11.3% in Q4 2009
- IDC: Worldwide Converged Mobile Device Market Grows 39.0% Year Over Year in Fourth Quarter
- IDC: Mobile Phone Shipments Rebound To Double-Digit Growth in Fourth Quarter, According to IDC
- Strategy Analytics: Smart phone sales charged back in Q4
- Frost and Sullivan: Mobile and Wireless Market Outlook 2010
- Tech Crunch: Nokia Shipped 127 Million Units In Q4 2009, Profits Soared 65%
- RIM Reports Q4 and 2009 Fiscal Year Results
- 8.7 Million iPhones Sold in Q1 2010 — Apple Financial Results
- 3.1 Million iPhones activated – AT&T Q4 Results
- Nielsen: iPhone tops US handset in 2009
- Motorola announces its Q4 2009 earnings, shows second consecutive profitable quarter
- Nielsen wire: Mobile audience mirrors total internet as search, email, social networking drive traffic
- Pyramid Research: Smart phone share of cell phones set to soar
- Smart phone share of new handset sales in the US will double by 2014
Here are my key takeaways (source: IDC)
- Mobile devices are selling again. Hallelujah!
- Global smart phone share is growing at a robust pace. In Q4 325.3 million mobile devices were shipped, of which 54.5 million are smart phones (17% share worldwide).
- Top 3 vendors for this quarter remain: Nokia (38.2%), RIM (19.6%), Apple (16%). Nokia came back up after a poor Q3.
- Motorola is suddenly relevant again with the launch of the Droid and the CLIQ/DEXT (4.4% share)