Smartphones Dial Wrong Numbers

Medford, Cassimir
December 2008
Red Herring;12/5/2008, p2
Trade Publication
The article focuses on two conflicting reports regarding the market condition of smartphone in the third quarter of 2008. Research firm Canalys said growth numbers for smartphones were the best on record in the third quarter, while Gartner said they were the worst since it began tracking smartphones. The discrepancy between the two firms is a result of what they measured. Canalys measured shipments from the vendors to carriers and other distributors, while Gartner measured sales to end users. It explains the possible role of Nokia in the market condition of smartphones.


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