In This Study MethodologyPrimary Data SourcesSecondary SourcesIDC Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone TrackerSituation overview Future Outlook Forecast and AssumptionsOperating SystemsAndroidBlackBerryiOSLinuxMaemo/MeeGoSymbianwebOSWindows Mobile/Windows PhoneMarket ContextEssential Guidance Attention Is Given to the High End, But Opportunity Abounds Further DownstreamSmartphones Heading to the Prepaid MarketBattery LifeLearn More Related ResearchSynopsisTable: Top 3 Assumptions for the U.S. Smartphone Market, 2011–2015 Table: Key Forecast Assumptions for the U.S. Smartphone Market, 2011–2015 Table: U.S. Smartphone Shipments by Operating System, 2010–2015 Table: U.S. Smartphone and Mobile Phone Shipments, 2010–2015 (000) Table: U.S. Smartphone Shipments, 2005–2015: Comparison of June 2010 and July 2011 Forecasts (000) Figure: U.S. Smartphone Shipment Share by Top 5 Vendor, 1Q10 and 1Q11 Figure: U.S. Smartphone Shipments by Operating System, 2010–2015 Figure: U.S. Smartphone Shipments, 2005–2015: Comparison of June 2010 and July 2011 Forecasts
U.S. Smartphone 2011–2015 Forecast and Analysis: July 2011
This IDC study presents the five-year forecast for U.S. smartphone shipments as well as 1Q11 U.S. smartphone shipments by device vendor. The U.S. smartphone market is heading for certain growth in the years to come as user demand and device supply increase while prices fall. According to IDC, total smartphone shipments will reach 101.6 million units in 2011 and reach 154.2 million units by 2015, resulting in a CAGR of 17.2% for 2010-2015.
"IDC expects smartphones to drive the overall mobile phone market in the United States," points out Ramon Llamas, senior research analyst with IDC's Mobile Phone Technology and Trends team. "Clearly, user interest in these multifaceted devices has remained strong, especially as users seek to do more than simply make phone calls. To this end, smartphones have become tools of personal efficiency, information, social networking, and entertainment. Vendors will attempt to capture greater market share and mindshare with broader and deeper selection while at the same time differentiating themselves in an increasingly competitive market."