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Smartphones Get Major Global Boost

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The sale of smartphones around the world has skyrocketed with an increase of 49% (54.3 million units) in the first quarter of 2010, compared to an increase of 17% in all mobile phone sales (314.7 million) for the same period. The report, by Gartner Inc. – an IT research and advisory firm, also shows that Google’s Android smartphone operating system and Research in Motion’s Blackberry, are also gaining popularity by taking fourth place in the OS and manufacturers’ ranking for the first time.

Top 5 Mobile Phone Manufacturers – Source: Gartner (May 2010)

Company1Q09 Market Share (%)
1. Nokia36.2
2. Samsung19.1
3. LG9.9
4. Research in Motion2.7
5. Sony Ericsson5.4

Top 5 Smartphone Sales by OS – Source: Gartner (May 2010)

Company1Q09 Market Share (%)
1. Symbian48.8
2. Research in Motion20.6
3. iPhone OS10.5
4. Android1.6
5. Microsoft Windows Mobile10.2

The increase in sale has been attributed to new communication service providers in mature markets such as the United Kingdom, China and South Korea due to wider availability and mass market price tags in emerging markets, such as India.

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8 Comments

  1. Definitely Symbian is the king as seen yet in Smartphone market. Nokia has given some really good phones with Symbian platform.
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  2. Nokia is still a long way ahead of the rest of the pack, and the N8 will further strengthen it I guess. Plus, we are all waiting for Symbian 3. By the way, I got a bit confused with the stats. are the market shares only for this quarter and the rankings are overall? Otherwise how can RIM with 2.7 be ahead of SE with 5.4? Same goes for Android and Microsoft.
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