For those of you looking for statistics that might help you determine which smartphones will be around long term, here are some links from Gartner Research that should shed some light on whose really winning the "smartphone war".
Newest links at the top.
- Gartner Says Worldwide Smartphone Sales Soared in Fourth Quarter of 2011 With 47 Percent Growth
- Gartner Says Sales of Mobile Devices Grew 5.6 Percent in Third Quarter of 2011; Smartphone Sales Increased 42 Percent
- Gartner Says Sales of Mobile Devices in Second Quarter of 2011 Grew 16.5 Percent Year-on-Year; Smartphone Sales Grew 74 Percent
I’m definitely an iOS fan, but the most recent statistics are showing that Android seems to be coming out on top as far as consumers are concerned, with Microsoft’s Windows Phone OS failing miserably.