Some interesting stats collected and brought into one place by Anders. He's looking at the different mobile platforms.
I am impressed that there are 700M Java phones, though he doesn't split them between MIDP 1 or 2 (and of course, this must included smartphones and such). How long will it take, though for Symbian, soon to pass the 100M mark to overtake this value and be the dominant platform? Or will Linux win that race?
Either way, that leaves about 1.3B phones that do not have Java, which suggests to me basic SMS and voice phones. That number is growing, too. And, to me, that's a platform.
Hmm, just realized one 'platform' I'd like to see as part of this list is XHTML, since that's a platform that can be built upon for services and such. How many such devices out there?
I’ve done some searching for statistics on different types mobile platforms and their current global uptake. Here is a what I’ve found.