A global mobile handset forecast: 2011-2015 v1.0

Table of Contents

  1. Summary
  2. Methodology
  3. Global mobile-phone shipment forecasts, 2011–2015
  4. Global smartphone forecast, 2011–2015
  5. 2011 global shipments by OEM
  6. 2011 smartphone shipments by OEM
  7. Americas: mobile-phone forecasts, 2011–2015
  8. Americas: smartphone forecasts, 2011–2015
  9. Americas: 2011 OEM mobile-phone market share by shipments
  10. Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA): mobile-phone forecast, 2011–2015
  11. EMEA: smartphone forecast, 2011 – 2015
  12. EMEA: 2011 OEM mobile-phone market share by shipments
  13. Asia-Pacific: mobile-phone forecasts, 2011–2015
  14. Asia-Pacific: smartphone forecasts, 2011–2015
  15. Asia-Pacific: 2011 OEM mobile-phone market share by shipments
  16. Key takeaways
  17. About Peter Crocker


Around 85 percent of the global population currently owns mobile phones. Together, Nokia and Samsung control half the global phone market. A growing middle class in developing countries and the falling cost of handsets are driving smartphone growth across the globe. Meanwhile, the growth of new activations and replacement devices in highly populated areas of the Asia-Pacific region will be an important driver for handset growth in the future.

This report forecasts the global handset market, examining the following regions: the Americas; Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA); and Asia-Pacific. Drivers for handset growth include an increased number of subscribers in developing countries, the rollout of 3G and 4G wireless networks, and shorter upgrade cycles for technology.

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