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LinuxDevices: Linux Trounces Windows Mobile in Smartphone Shipments

Jul 20, 2005, 19:00 (9 Talkback[s])


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"Embedded Linux powered 14 percent of smartphones shipped worldwide in Q1 of 2005, up 412 percent from 3.4 percent in Q1-04, according to Gartner. Windows Mobile shipments also grew substantially, rising 50 percent from a 2.9 share in 1Q-04 to 4.5 percent in 1Q-05, Gartner says.

"Additionally, Gartner says smartphones comprise the fastest-growing portion of the 'mobile terminal' market, with sales expected to double year-over-year in 2006, reaching 200 million by 2008..."

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