Besides the obvious, here are some other notable points from the Canalys report:
- Total annual global shipments of smartphones exceeded those of client PCs (including pads) for the first time
- Samsung shipped 3.8 million Bada OS smartphones
- Nokia shipped 1.2 million Windows Phone smartphones
- Nokia shipped only 0.6 million MeeGo smartphones, so the N9 didn’t sell as much as some hoped
Nobody is paying Bada OS much attention, but Samsung is making great progress with it. 3.8 million Bada OS smartphones is no joke. It is doing significantly better than Windows Phone at the moment, though that may change as Nokia increases Windows Phone shipments this year.
Most importantly is the fact that smartphones have finally overtaken the PC. Do click the source link below to access the full report.
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