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Pyramid Research Group predicts Windows Mobile will be #1 Smartphone by 2015

It’s hardly a shock that as more people by cellphones, more and more of the sales will be in the form of smartphones.  In fact, over the next 4 years, a research firm called Pyramid Resarch is forcasting that global smartphone sales will total 1.46 billion units by 2011.  That’s 27% of all cell phones sold.

The research firm also says that the sold-unit number will double to 53% by 2015, where many of those consumers will be buying low-end Android smartphones. Here’s what Pyramid said:

“Much of the projected total market growth in 2011 will come from the Africa and Middle East (AME) region, which will see a strong demand for low-end smartphone models, ultra low-cost handsets and dual-SIM and full touch-screen feature phones,” Pyramid noted in a statement. ”The main drivers of the demand in the developed markets will be the launches of a number of flagship high-end devices and new features and technologies. However, inexpensive smartphone models, particularly those from Huawei and ZTE, also will be in high demand in some of the richest Western European, Asian and North American markets.”

In a big surprising statement, Pyramid concluded the report saying that whle Android will be a driving sales force these next 4 years, Microsoft’s Windows Phone will topple Android and other operating systems to become the top-selling smartphone platform in the world by 2015. 

Wow, quite a stretch.  Can’t say that Windows Phone 7 has taken the world by storm, particularly in lue of their latest mobile server crash, however the firm could be making these assumptions based on a couple of key factors:

                              1. 1st 6-month growth of Windows Phone 7 sales

                              2. Microsoft’s superior reach in the global economy

                              3. Windows Mobile’s future integration with the most popular desktop OS on the planet, Windows.  

What do you think?  Give us your comments about the future of the smartphone.

David Novakhttps://www.gadgetgram.com
For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology.His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show.His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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