Gartner 2008 Smartphone Statistics

gartner136.gifGartner has just released their smartphone sales statistics for 2008. The world smartphone market continued to grow, despite economic problems. Of all the data, developers will be most interested in the sales listed by operating system…

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Regionally, in North America growth was driven by operators aggressively pushing data plans. In Asia/Pacific, touch-based devices continued to attract buyers. In Europe, Samsung was the main contributor to the growth due to the success of its Omnia touchscreen smartphone.

It will be interesting to compare these numbers next year when more Android phones, the new Palm Pre phone, a possible a new iPhone and a few more Nokia touchscreen phones have entered the market. I don’t think there has ever been a time when it’s possible for such large changes in OS market share.