Strategy Analytics: Business Smartphone Shipments Hit Nearly 117 Million in Q4 2015
For whatever reason, the global business smartphone market all of a sudden boomed during the final quarter of 2015, according to a new report release this morning by Strategy Analytics. Per their findings, shipments reached 116.8 million units, which represented a 24.3 percent increase over the previous quarter, and a 12.7 percent increase over Q3 2014.
Platform-wise, Android was the dominant OS worldwide, accounting for nearly two-thirds of all business smartphone shipments during Q4 2015. Apple’s iOS had a 37.9 percent share of all shipments, while Microsoft and Blackberry accounted for just 2.4 percent and 0.5 percent of all shipments, respectively. Strategy Analytics said Personal Liable smartphones are still the dominant type of business smartphone with over two-thirds of shipments falling into this category, compared to 34 percent of shipments being corporate liable.