Earlier this evening I was reading this Fortune article on the success of the Motorola RAZR. While skimming the article I couldn’t help but look at the graphic to the right and say “that’s it?” My fellow Mobitopians and I have been watching the total number of Symbian phones shipped quietly and spectacularly increase. Here’s a quick breakdown:
- End of 2003: 10 million cumulative units shipped.
- End of 2004: 25 million cumulative units shipped.
- End of 2005: 58.8 million cumulative units shipped.
- End of Q1 2006: 70.5 million cumulative units shipped.
It’s been really amazing watching these quarterly reports over the years. The total number of units shipped per quarter continues to rise, and per usual, Symbian is quietly outselling RAZRs and iPods alike.
So congratulations, Apple and Motorola, you’ve shipped a lot of units. It’s time to get back to work though, you have some catching up to do.
Update: The Symbian numbers are indeed cumulative.Â I quoted cumulative units shipped because that’s what the chart from Fortune depicts.Â For further analysis, check out this post on techtype.