New research has shown that global smartphone shipments in first quarter of 2011 reached 100 million, a drop of 0.5 per cent compared to fourth quarter of 2010 shipments.
This is, however, a 75 per cent gain over first quarter of 2010, according to a new report by ABI Research.
Michael Morgan, ABI Research senior analyst, said although seasonality is often cited as the cause of the shrinkage, Nokia's 15 per cent sequential decline acted as a drag on Q1's anemic market growth.
In other news, millions of smartphone users and BT customers who use Wi-Fi wireless internet "hotspot" connections in public are vulnerable to fraud and identity theft.
A Guardian investigation found that security experts were able to gather usernames, passwords and messages from phones using Wi-Fi in public places.
Professor Peter Sommer, a cyber-security expert at the London School of Economics, told the newspaper: "This is all very alarming. It means that literally millions of people who use Wi-Fi in public could be at risk."
Posted by Andre Dixon