Q2 worldwide smartphone sales show Apple increasing a whopping 10.5% over 2008

Summary:Gartner's worldwide smartphone sales numbers are in for the 2nd quarter of 2009 and it looks like Apple had the greatest increase with HTC and RIM also showing increases in marketshare compared to 2008. This makes sense as the iPhone 3GS hit the market, Android continues to roll out from HTC, and RIM continues to release updated BlackBerry models. The 10.5% increase in one year for Apple is pretty staggering, especially given current economic conditions and the fact that the iPhone is not an inexpensive device.

Gartner's worldwide smartphone sales numbers are in for the 2nd quarter of 2009 and it looks like Apple had the greatest increase with HTC and RIM also showing increases in marketshare compared to 2008. This makes sense as the iPhone 3GS hit the market, Android continues to roll out from HTC, and RIM continues to release updated BlackBerry models. The 10.5% increase in one year for Apple is pretty staggering, especially given current economic conditions and the fact that the iPhone is not an inexpensive device.

Nokia's market share continued to go down slightly from 47.4% to 45%, but is still the clear leader with RIM in second way down at 18.7%. Approximately 500,000 Nokia N97 units have sold since the June launch, which is low considering the iPhone 3GS did more than that in a weekend.

Again, HTC may even be greater than shown on the chart because Gartner only counts HTC branded devices while LOTS of other (shown in the Other category) rebrand HTC products. The Others category did fall significantly though from 25.1% to 13.9%.

Palm has not yet made its way back onto the top 5 in the chart and the Pre must be rolled into the Others category. As stated in the article, "Palm currently ranks tenth in the smartphone market and Gartner remains concerned about its ability to gain traction outside the US market, where its brand is less strong."

Topics: Smartphones, Apple, BlackBerry, CXO, Enterprise Software, Hardware, HTC, iPhone, IT Priorities, Mobility

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Matthew Miller started using a mobile devices in 1997 and has been writing news, reviews, and opinion pieces ever since. He is a co-host with GigaOM's Kevin Tofel on the MobileTechRoundup podcast and an author of three Wiley Companion series books. Matthew started using mobile devices with a US Robotics Pilot 1000 and has owned over 200 d... Full Bio

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