Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Worldwide Smartphone Shipments Declined 2.3% in Q2 2012 According To Gartner

Today Gartner released their quarterly smartphone market status. Their findings in Q2 2012 show that worldwide sales of mobile phone to end users have reached 419 million units. They added that the market declined 2.3% YoY because of the anticipation of the iPhone 5 and other manufacturers launching new devices in the second half of 2012. They also reported that smartphone sales grew 42.7% in Q2 and accounts for 36.7% of total mobile phone sales. Their statistics show that android is still leading by 64.1% and apple holding 18.1% of the market. Coming in third is symbian which is losing market share rapidly and will lose its place next quarter. Below symbian is RIM which is also steadily losing market share. Coming in right behind of windows phone is Bada which is just a few hundred thousand units in front. In the manufacturers side Samsung still leads with 21.6% market share. Steadily behind is Nokia which manage to capture 19.9% of the market share and in third is Apple with a 6.9% market share. Other companies are as below:
Source: Phonearena and Gartner 
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