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Gartner predicts 1.6M Windows Phone 7 Devices sold to consumers in Q1

Gartner predicts 1.6M Windows Phone 7 Devices sold to consumers in Q1

The number of Windows Phone 7 smartphones sold so far can’t be what Microsoft was hoping for. So far, the OS has gained little traction and just isn't selling well. Research firm Gartner has revealed that Microsoft has shipped 1.6 million Windows Phone 7 devices in Q1 2011. That isn't the number that Microsoft shipped, rather that is the number of devices that Gartner believes consumers purchased during the quarter.

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Symbian Still Number One Smartphone Platform According to Gartner

Symbian Still Number One Smartphone Platform According to Gartner

With the explosion of smartphones, most of the focus has been on the iOS and Android platforms. However, neither of them is the top smartphone platform- yet. According to a new report from Gartner, for Q4 2010, Nokia's Symbian is still leading Android - just barely. This will not last, though. Nokia's Symbian sold 111.6 million units in 2010, but it lost market share,  from 46.9% in 2009 to 37.6% in 2010. Android sold 67 million units, making it number two, but Android grew by 888.8%.

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PC shipment growth downgraded over iPad popularity says Gartner

PC shipment growth downgraded over iPad popularity says Gartner

Gartner has downgraded its predictions for worldwide PC shipments in 2010, after deciding that strong tablet sales will eat into the traditional PC segment. Having tipped 17.9-percent growth for the year back in September, Gartner has reduced that down to 14.3-percent; still, at 352.4m units, an increase over 2009's figures, but also recognizing that there is "growing user interest in media tablets such as the iPad."

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Gartner: Android second largest smartphone OS worldwide; iOS share down but not out

Gartner: Android second largest smartphone OS worldwide; iOS share down but not out

Gartner's smartphone OS market share stats are out for Q3 2010, and it makes for positive reading if you're Google. According to the figures, Android market share grew from 3.5-percent in Q3 2009 to 25.5-percent in 2010, making it the second-largest platform worldwide. In the same period, Symbian - which keeps the top spot - dropped from 44.6- to 36.6-percent, while Apple's iOS fell from 17.1- to 16.7-percent.

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Gartner forecasts 19.5 Media Tablets in 2010 – Too Low? or Too High?

Gartner forecasts 19.5 Media Tablets in 2010 – Too Low? or Too High?

My colleagues on the analyst side of the business over at Gartner have released their "Connected Mobile Consumer Electronics" report. In this latest report they predict worldwide sales of Media Tablets to be 19.5 million units in 2010 growing to 54.8 million units in 2011.  In their forecasts they see this media tablet category growing 181% next year. They predict Apple will hold around 80% of the tablet space in 2010 and I think it will actually be higher than that.

I am speaking at this years 2011 CES on Tablets with a track session called Tablets: A New Era of Mobile Computing.  During this presentation I will forecast tablets for 2011 and beyond as well.   I'll save my forecasts for my presentation but in advance of Apple's earnings call on Monday I will predict that Apple is on track to sell somewhere between 11-13 million iPads this year alone.   If you double that figure for next year iPads alone will ship between 22-26 million.   So from my perspective Gartner is forecasting extremely aggressive numbers for 2010 but they could be right.

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Nokia N900 sold “well in excess” of 100,000 in five weeks; Gartner figures seriously wrong claims source

Nokia N900 sold “well in excess” of 100,000 in five weeks; Gartner figures seriously wrong claims source

Analyst predictions - like any other - should generally be taken with a pinch of salt (the Steve Ballmer at WWDC 2010 speculation is good evidence of quite how much sodium is necessary), but it seems someone at Gartner has been seriously mistaken in their counting.  They're quoted as claiming under 100,000 Nokia N900 units were sold in its first five months on the market; however, a source we spoke to at Nokia today told us that in fact the Finnish company sold "well in excess of 100,000" N900 handsets in the first five weeks.

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CDs are dead, focus on digital downloads for profit, advises Gartner

CDs are dead, focus on digital downloads for profit, advises Gartner

Gartner have called for music labels to focus on online distribution of music, together with on-demand delivery, and accept that CDs are a dying technology.  The information technology research and advisory firm described CDs as reaching a revenue peak at the turn of the century, but experiencing an inevitable decline now that broadband speeds and had become fast enough, and PMPs attractive enough, to make electronic distribution feasible.

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