In the first quarter of this year, 36.4 million smartphones were sold. Gartner’s figures show that Nokia continues to lead this market with a 41.2 percent share, followed by RIM with 19.9 percent. Apple already ranks third in sales, ahead of HTC, with 10.8 percent of the market.
With regard to equipment support platforms, Symbian continues to lead with 49.3 percent of the market, followed by RIM, which captures 19.9 percent share.
It should be noted, however, that the Blackberry maker went from 13.3 to almost 20 percent share in the quarter under review, while the platform led by Nokia was far from the 56.9 percent share accumulated in the same quarter of the year. past.
Also in this area, Apple has managed to gain ground, leading the iPhone platform to control almost 11 percent of the market, double the amount registered in the same period last year.
The figures obtained by Gartner for the first quarter of this year show that sales of smartphones increased 12.7 percent, compared to the same three months of 2008. They also show that this segment already represents 13.5 percent of the mobile phone market. It should be noted that the consultant’s figures for the global mobile phone market in the same period registered a fall of almost 9 percent in sales.