Nokia Leads Smarphone Market with 56% Share; Symbian Has 73% of OS Share
In addition to the usual features, consumers are now increasingly seeking smartphones that have touch screens, MP3 players, Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth, fast processors, and lots of memory as well as an expansion card slot, according to ABI.
In 2006, Symbian was estimated to have a 73% share of the smartphone OS
market. ABI forecasts that Symbian's share will fall to 46% by 2012, due
to strong competition coming most notably from Linux and Windows Mobile.