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Smartphone sales shoot by 12% in 1Q

iPhone and Blackberry outperform market

By CBR Staff Writer

Apple’s iPhone has taken a near 11% slice of smartphone market sales according to market-watchers at Gartner Group.

Just over 269 million mobile devices were sold in 1Q09, the analyst group has calculated, with smartphones putting in a strong performance. 

Smartphone sales surpassed 36.4 million units, and accounted for 13.5% of all mobile device sales in the first quarter of 2009, a rise of 12.7% on the same period last year. 

Overall, mobile phone sales declined 8.6%.

Nokia remained the world’s leading handset vendor, though its market share was down from 1Q08, as Apple stormed from to 5.4% in the same quarter of 2008 to its current 10.8%.

Gartner analysts said the positive performance shown by Research In Motion (RIM) and Apple showed that services and applications are now instrumental to smartphones’ success.

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RIM managed to increased its share by 6 percentage points from Q1 2008 to capture almost 20% of the total smartphone market in the first quarter of this year.

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