You know it’s a monumental shift when something that has only been around a few years takes over something that’s been around for a couple decades. An article at ReadWriteWeb posted results of smartphone sales versus PC sales in Q4 of 2010. Smartphones sold 100.9 million OEM units in that quarter, while PCs sold 92.1 million OEM units. That marks the first time that smartphones beat out PCs.
What’s even more puzzling about the chart above is that Nokia shipped over 100 million units in 2010, while Research in Motion shipped 48.8. Don’t worry though, those numbers are sure to shift in 2011 after manufacturers like HTC and Samsung put the heat on for Android this year. Craziness.