Gartner: cell phone sales declined 6% in Q2 2009, smartphone sales grew 27%

In the second quarter of 2009 (April – June), worldwide phone sales reached 286.1 million units, 6.1% less than in the second quarter of 2008, reports Gartner.

However, smartphone sales grew 27%, as no less than 40.9 million such devices were shipped during Q2 2009 – compared to 32 million units sold in the second quarter of last year.

As expected, Nokia is still the world’s number 1 phone maker, although its market share declined from 39.5 % to 36.8%. In return, both Samsung and LG shipped more phones than in Q2 2008.

Interestingly, Gartner says that Nokia N97 “met little enthusiasm at its launch in the second quarter of 2009 and has sold just 500,000 units in the channel since it started to ship in June, compared to Apple’s iPhone 3G S, which sold 1 million units in its first weekend.”

Here’s a detailed list with the cell phone makers’ sales for the last quarter:

  1. Nokia – 105.4 mil units, 36.8%
  2. Samsung – 55.4 mil units, 19.3%
  3. LG – 30.5 mil units, 10.7%
  4. Motorola – 15.9 mil units, 5.6%
  5. Sony Ericsson – 13.5 mil units, 4.7%
  6. Others – 65.2 mil units, 23%

Nokia is also the no.1 smartphone maker, with more than 18 million units shipped.

The smarpthone sales top for Q2 2009 looks like this:

  1. Nokia – 18.4 mil units, 45%
  2. Research In Motion – 7.6 mil units, 18.7%
  3. Apple – 5.4 mil units, 13.3%
  4. HTC – 2.4 mil units, 6%
  5. Fujitsu – 1.2 mil units, 3%
  6. Others – 5.6 mil units, 13.9%

And if you’re wondering how’s the Palm Pre doing, it’s said that the new WebOS smartphone reached sales of 205,000 units in Q2 2009. Well, that’s not that bad, considering the fact that it’s sold only via Sprint.

Source: Gartner

Author: Ilinca Nita

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