Current market estimates put 2011 global smartphone shipments at roughly 500 million and it seems as if three companies will dominate the world market.
According to a report published by Digitimes, Apple
The total comes to 41 to 44 million smartphones that have been ordered by these three manufacturers, which is about half of the total estimated market of 80-85 million units for the first quarter. However, the numbers seem to be a bit high, as Nokia
A major shift could be seen in the first quarter, however, as Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) is rolled out with more features that put Android phones on the same level as the iPhone 4. There will also be the first dual-core smartphone, which could shift vendor market share quite a bit.
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