Second Quarter Smartphone Sales Figures

Gartner released its Q2 handset sales figures today. Overall unit sales were down, though smartphone sales grew a very healthy 27%: 

Worldwide mobile phone sales totalled 286.1 million units in the second quarter of 2009, a 6.1 per cent decrease from the second quarter of 2008, according to Gartner, Inc. Smartphone sales surpassed 40 million units, a 27 per cent increase from the same period last year, representing the fastest-growing segment of the mobile-devices market

RIM/BlackBerry, Apple and HTC gained share, Apple most dramatically vs. Q2 2008. Nokia continued to lose share.  Here are the numbers according to the IT consulting firm:

Gartner Q2 handset sales

Regarding mobile OS share, Garnter said:

  • Symbian held 51 per cent share, down from 57 per cent a year ago, while RIM and Apple grew their shares year-on-year.
  • Android's share was just under 2 per cent of the market and more Android-based devices will come to market in the fourth quarter of 2009, intensifying competition in the smartphone OS market, particularly for Symbian and Windows Mobile.
  • Microsoft's share continued to drop year-on-year to account for 9 per cent of the market in the second quarter of 2009.

The firm also said the Pre only sold 205,000 units.