Friday, March 13, 2009

There is One Market That is Up

"Smartphones". Actually it is not a market, but a market segment, and its growth is from cannibalizing phones on the lower end. I am a little surprised by Apple's market share. I just got an iPhone, LOVE IT, and can't believe anyone would use anything else...

Global Smartphone Sales Growth 3.7% In 4Q

Worldwide smartphone sales grew 3.7% on the year to 38.1 million units in the fourth quarter 2008, research firm Gartner said Wednesday.

(within the smartphone segment) Research In Motion (RIMM), the maker of Blackberry smartphones, increased its market share to 19.5% from 10.9%, as its sales grew 85% to 7.4 million units.

Apple's (AAPL) market share increased to 10.7% from 5.2%, as its sales more than doubled, to 4.1 million units from 1.9 million.

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