Gartner estimates smartphone sales up 24 Percent, iPhone’s share nearly doubled

Gartner estimates smartphone sales up 24 Percent, iPhone’s share nearly doubled

Gartner estimates 172 million smartphones were sold last year, up 24 percent. Apple’s iPhone plays a notable sales figure last year up by 14.4 percent nearly doubling its 2008 record from 8.2 percent share. Apparently still trails behind the number one Nokia’s Symbian-powered smartphones 46.9 percent (although a 5.5 percent drops) and second by RIM Blackberries 19.9 percent share (gained 3.3 percent up).

The Android which we saw an impressive progress jumping from 3.9 percent from 2008 record of 0.5 percent share still goes under Windows Mobile (drops 3.1 percent) and Linux (2.9 percent). While Palm WebOS mark 0.7 percent on the sales chart.

So when we summarized everything it will show the Apple’s iPhone get the biggest gain (6.2 percent) followed by Android (3.4 percent) and Blackberry (3.3 percent). Meanwhile, Symbian lost the most with 5.5 percent down followed by Windows Mobile (3.1 percent) and Linux (2.9 percent).

According to Gartner, there is a total of 1.2 billion mobile phones are sold last year, 172 million here are smartphones (14 percent) which is up from 11 percent in 2008 record. Although the iPhone almost doubled its sales it is just 2 percent of the total mobile phone sales last year. Here are the tabulated results from Gartner:
Table 2
Worldwide Smartphone Sales to End Users by Operating System in 2009 (Thousands of Units)

Company 2009 Units 2009
Market
Share (%)
2008 Units 2008
Market
Share (%)
Symbian 80,878.6 46.9 72,933.5 52.4
Research In Motion 34,346.6 19.9 23,149.0 16.6
iPhone OS 24,889.8 14.4 11,417.5 8.2
Microsoft Windows Mobile 15,027.6 8.7 16,498.1 11.8
Linux 8,126.5 4.7 10,622.4 7.6
Android 6,798.4 3.9 640.5 0.5
WebOS 1,193.2 0.7 NA NA
Other OSs 1,112.4 0.6 4,026.9 2.9
Total 172,373.1 100.0 139,287.9 100.0

Source: Gartner (February 2010)
Table 1
Worldwide Mobile Terminal Sales to End Users in 2009 (Thousands of Units)

Company 2009 Sales 2009
Market
Share (%)
2008 Sales 2008
Market
Share (%)
Nokia 440,881.6 36.4 472,314.9 38.6
Samsung 235,772.0 19.5 199,324.3 16.3
LG 122,055.3 10.1 102,789.1 8.4
Motorola 58,475.2 4.8 106,522.4 8.7
Sony Ericsson 54,873.4 4.5 93,106.1 7.6
Others 299,179.2 24.7 248,196.1 20.3
Total 1,211,236.6 100.0 1,222,252.9 100.0

Note* This table includes iDEN shipments, but excludes ODM to OEM shipments.
Source: Gartner (February 2010)

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