IDC released their Q1 2011 numbers for smartphones, and unlike usual did not break the numbers down by OS, saying merely that the market has grown to around a 100 million devices, 79.6% Year on year growth, with HTC and Samsung the fastest growers.
In fact Samsung grew 350% YoY, shipping 10.8 million devices. While most of this is likely to be Android devices, and from Canalys numbers we know around 3.5 million are Bada phones, IDC makes a point to mention that Windows Phone 7 is growing, saying â€œMeanwhile, its bada-powered Wave devices and Windows Phone 7 devices continued to gain traction.â€
While Samsungâ€™s handsets have been plagued with update issues, their Samsung Omnia 7 and Samsung Focus have also been amongst the most popular and desirable of the Windows Phone 7 launch cohort, and in some surveys the company has been neck and neck with HTCâ€™s share, despite a larger selection of devices.
See the full report at BusinessWire here.