Here strikes the latest reports regarding the global smartphones and PC sales, where in quite fascinatingly, for the very first time ever Quarterly smartphone sales surpassed PC sales in the Q4 2011 shipments.
According to the reports by Mobile market research firm Canalys the global smartphone shipments have surpassed that of PCs. Vendors shipped 488 million smartphones in 2011 compared to 415 million PCs.
During the Q4 last year, vendors shipped 158.5 million smartphones that is a 57 percent boost from the 101.2 million units sold in Q4 2010. In Q4 Vendors shipped 120.2 million PCs but that number includes tablet PCs and if you take out tablets from the mix, only 93.7 million personal computers were shipped.
Apple has grabbed the top place in the global smartphone shipments that has shipped a record of 93.1 million iPhones in 2011 most of the profits from the smartphone boom, while Samsung grabs the second place with 91.9 million and Nokia the third place with 19.6 million followed by RIM, although the BlackBerry maker’s shipment numbers were not revealed.
On the other hand, the big loser is Microsoft where in unfortunately Windows Phone is dead last in market share, with 1.6 percent global market share.
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