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Says Worldwide Mobile Device Sales to End Users Reached 1.6 Billion Units in 2010; Smartphone Sales Grew 72 Percent in 2010. Egham, UK, February 9, 2011 View All Press Releases Apple and RIM Displaced Sony Ericsson and Motorola in Mobile Device Manufacturers Ranking Worldwide mobile device sales to end users totaled 1.6 billion units in 2010, a 31.8 percent increase from 2009 (see Table 1), according to Gartner, Inc.

Says Worldwide Mobile Device Sales to End Users Reached 1.6 Billion Units in 2010; Smartphone Sales Grew 72 Percent in 2010

Smartphone sales to end users were up 72.1 percent from 2009 and accounted for 19 percent of total mobile communications device sales in 2010. "Strong smartphone sales in the fourth quarter of 2010 pushed Apple and Research In Motion (RIM) up in our 2010 worldwide ranking of mobile device manufacturers to the No. 5 and No. 4 positions, respectively, displacing Sony Ericsson and Motorola," said Carolina Milanesi, research vice president at Gartner.

"Nokia and LG saw their market share erode in 2010 as they came under increasing pressure to refine their smartphone strategies. " IT'S OFFICIAL: The Smartphone Market Is Now Bigger Than The PC Market. 10 Mobile Trends for 2011. In its annual mobile technology report, Forrester Research has outlined the trends it expects to see in the coming year.

10 Mobile Trends for 2011

Technologies like 4G and LTE, Near Field Communication (NFC), barcodes and augmented reality will see increasing amounts of hype in 2011, and the use of mobile/social/location combinations will soar, the report says. But for companies, the goal should now be on developing mobile business cases and strategies, and not jumping on the bandwagons surrounding these types of disruptions. The 10 Best Upcoming Cell Phones. The CES and MWC trade shows are now behind us, leaving a long list of desirable new phones queuing up in carrier labs.

The 10 Best Upcoming Cell Phones

That's only the beginning for 2014, though: we've only seen the appetizers, the scene-setters. While the Samsung Galaxy S5 has now revealed itself, Apple, LG, Microsoft, and Amazon have yet to make their critical plays in the U.S. market this year. 10 Mobile Trends in 2011: Android Boom, Tablets Multiply. 2010 was an important year for mobile, especially in media, where the announcement of the iPad and other tablets, along with new smartphones, made mobile and tablet apps especially intriguing to publishers.

10 Mobile Trends in 2011: Android Boom, Tablets Multiply

This year promises greater growth and new opportunities for content producers. Here are some of the top trends to keep an eye on as 2011 unfolds. 1. Continued Android Adoption.