Communities Dominate Brands: Understanding Smartphone Market Share? Battle not for phones, is for platform! Couldn't find this in a forum search, but I found it from comments regarding Android outselling the iphone. As I understand it, this blog is by an ex-Nokia exec. His take, Nokia owns the cellphone market. That market, combined, sold 1.3 BILLION phones last year. Smartphones were a drop in the bucket at 175 Million. But smartphones will eventually become a majority and Nokia has a good head start on smartphones since most dumbphones and a lot of smartphones are Nokia/Symbian. I think he took a lot of heat over the iphone. While he feels it's the best smartphone atm on the market, he doesn't think Apple is a contender in a platform war. Neither are Blackberry or Palm. He sees MeeGo (Symbian), Android, Samsung's Bada, and WinMo7 as contenders for the platform war. Makes all this smartphone epeen waving a lot more epic.