Nokia, Symbian Dominate SmartPhone Market

“Nokia and Symbian now dominate the worldwide smartphone market although palmOne is holding its own in the U.S., according to a worldwide market study released Tuesday by U.K. research firm Canalys.

Overall, sales of smartphones and PDA/phone hybrids nearly doubled in the last year, the study found. In the first quarter of 2005, Nokia shipped 50 percent of all smartphones worldwide and Symbian was at the core of 61.4 percent of all smartphones. That’s not surprising since Nokia uses the Symbian platform for its smartphones. “

PalmOne market share has decreased to 9.4 percent, down from 16.8 according to the article. I don’t think I know anyone that has a Symbian based SmartPhone here in the U.S..

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