Gartner’s latest numbers are in for the third quarter of 2012 ending November 2012 and so far it’s nothing surprising.
Global mobile phone sales are at 428 million units, and 39.6 percent of those were smartphones, which is a 47 percent from Q3 last year. They’re predicting that Samsung managed to sell about 55 Million smartphones this quarter, and 97,956,800 mobile phones totally. Apple apparently sold, 23,550,300 smartphones, which is up year-on-year by 36.2 percent. Nokia is in 7th position, with a 21.9 percent decline, with RIM surprisingly taking third spot, followed by HTC.
Together both companies had 46.5 percent of the smartphone market, which is pretty darn huge. Gartner expects Q4 will be a strong quarter for Apple, with the iPhone 5 reaching new markets like China.
Coming to Mobile Platform market share, Android is still in first place with 72.4 percent marketshare, up from the 52.5 percent it was last year. iOS is in second place with 13.9 percent, followed again by RIM, Bada, Symbian and Windows Phone in last place.
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