Worldwide phone sales declined 9.4% in Q1 2009, says Gartner

According to a study published today by Gartner, worldwide phone sales declined 9.4% in the first quarter of 2009, while smartphone sales grew 12.7% – both when compared to sales in the first quarter of 2008. 

As expected, Nokia is still the no.1 phone manufacturer, with 97.39 million devices sold in Q1 2009 (accounting for 36.2% of the total).
 
Samsung follows on the second place, with 51.38 million phones (19.1%), while LG is on the third place, with 26.54 million devices shipped (9.9%). 

The fourth place goes to Motorola (16.58 million phones, 6.2%), while Sony Ericsson is on the fifth place (only 14.47 million devices, 5.4%). 

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(Nokia 5800 XpressMusic, one of the quarter’s best-selling handsets) 

The table below illustrates worldwide phone sales in Q1 2009 compared to Q1 2008:

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Nokia also leads when it comes to smartphone sales. The Finnish giant shipped 14.99 million smartphones in Q1 2009 (41.2% of the total). 

Research In Motion follows, with 7.23 million BlackBerries sold (19.9%). The third place goes to Apple (3.93 iPhones sold, 10.8%), while HTC is the fourth smartphone seller, with 1.95 million units shipped (5.4%).

The table below illustrates worldwide smartphone sales in Q1 2009 compared to Q1 2008:

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Via Press release

Author: Ilinca Nita

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