Apple and RIM’s Disruption of the Mobile Handset Market

Fascinating analysis by Horace Dediu of the last three years in the global mobile phone industry. Looking at the top seven handset vendors, Apple and RIM went from 1 and 6 percent of the total profits to 48 and 17, respectively.

Dediu posits that Android is now the OS of choice from those handset makers that have lost the most over the last three years. I’m not sure about that. For one thing, HTC isn’t included in the comparisons. For another, the biggest loser, by far, is Nokia, which is still doing its own thing OS-wise.

Tuesday, 17 August 2010