China Overtakes United States as World's Largest Smartphone Market in Q3 2011
According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, smartphone shipments reached a record 24 million units in China during the third quarter of 2011.
Smartphone shipments reached just 23 million units in the United States. China has overtaken the United States for the first time to become the world’s largest smartphone market by volume.
Linda Sui, Analyst at Strategy Analytics, said, “Smartphone shipments grew 58 percent sequentially to reach a record 23.9 million units in China during Q3 2011. In contrast, smartphone shipments fell 7 percent sequentially to reach 23.3 mill.. .. .