Pyramid Research: Smartphone sales on the rise
Total handsets sold to end users globally will reach 1.46 billion in 2011, and smartphone sales will account for 27 percent of total handset sales, according to a new report from Pyramid Research.
That smartphone figure will nearly double to 53 percent in 2015, Pyramid Research said in a smartphone report issuesd this week.
The Cambridge forecasting firm said in a press release that the growth is driven by demand for inexpensive Android models.
In a press release, the firm said, "Android-based smartphones will continue to shake the smartphone world, but Pyramid's recent findings predict that by 2015, Windows Phone will overtake Android and other major competitors and establish itself as the leader in the smartphone OS space."