Symbian Quarterly Shipments Grow to 8 million

August 18th, 2005

Symbian announced their latest quarterly shipment of about 7.8 million in second quarter of 2005. For the first six months, a total of 14.5 million cell phones have shipped with the Symbian OS.

The numbers looked pretty good. If they can keep up the pace, they can probably reach their first 50 million units per year by end of 2005. Although still less than 10% of the total phone market, but it is by far the market leader in the open-OS system for cell phones.

On the business side, they were able to charge $5.4 per OS shipment, about 20 times cheaper than Microsoft OS. So if they want to reach the microsoft status, they would need ship more than 1 billion units per year. Way to go!

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