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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)

Company 1Q09 Market Share (%)
1. Nokia 36.2
2. Samsung 19.1
3. LG 9.9
4. Research in Motion 2.7
5. Sony Ericsson 5.4

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

Company 1Q09 Market Share (%)
1. Symbian 48.8
2. Research in Motion 20.6
3. iPhone OS 10.5
4. Android 1.6
5. Microsoft Windows Mobile 10.2

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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  1. Mobile Games

    May 25, 2010 at 6:17 am

    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. Domain name registration

    May 25, 2010 at 7:21 am

    Nokia best in mobile phone manufacturers industry, they have being lead for a long time, and Symbian s well the best when it comes to Smartphone OS. Thanks for sharing…

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  4. Sourav

    May 25, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    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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    • webbhotell

      May 25, 2010 at 5:43 pm

      But Nokia is bleeding money? even though you say they are long way ahead of the competion which i find pretty weird.

    • Admin

      August 5, 2010 at 2:10 pm

      The results are for the first quarter of 2010.

  5. eGrove Systems

    May 27, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Nice to hear this, and then nokia plays a vital role in mobile phone manufacturing
    .-= eGrove Systems´s last blog ..Home =-.

  6. Computers Smart Phones Technology

    June 7, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Cell phone are now very popular all over the world, I don’t think there is any country country in the world that are nit using mobile phones. Nokia still remain the most popular ad selling mobile phone all over the world. Thanks for sharing…

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