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Sales of smartphones double in the North America

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 08 Jun 2008 3:17 User comments (5)

Sales of smartphones double in the North America According to the research firm Gartner, sales of smartphones doubled in North America for the Q1 2008, a huge growth even in comparison to the category's growth world wide.
The growth was spurred by growing popularity for Research in Motion's BlackBerry line and the Apple iPhone.

Apple sold 1.73 million iPhones for the first three months of the year, enough to move into a 5.3 percent share of the worldwide smart-phone market. That number should be much larger soon, thanks to the launch of the new 3G version of the phone and deals Apple has struck to bring the phone to every continent.

Overall, smartphone sales in North America were 7.3 million units, up a massive 106 percent year on year. RIM continued to dominate the category, with a U.S. market share of 42 percent.

"Despite economic concerns, the smart-phone market continued to expand in the United States, driven by heavy advertising and strong marketing promotions as more devices reached mass-market price points,"
said Gartner analyst Hugues De La Vergne.

Global smartphone sales increased 29 percent to 32.2 million but saw most of that jump thanks to the North American surge.

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5 user comments

18.6.2008 20:10

Is anybody suprised by this?? I've had a smartphone for three years now. I started with a blackberry, had 2 of those so far, and now I'm using the Blackjack 2. I'll never go back to a regular phone.

29.6.2008 13:45

I do see more and more of them. Seems like a lot of my customer base have smartphones.

39.6.2008 20:50

I started with HandSpring Visor with Phone Module!

I lost that and went back to just basics phone.

410.6.2008 0:19

I had treo 650 soon after it came out, that lasted almost 2 years, had a samsung WM5 thing piece of crap for 4 months the screen stop[ed working & now back to Palm with my centro! I am hard on phones, they get dropped at least 1x a day, i went centro over RIM cause of price! my Centro was $50, ($150 upfront, $100 back) & i got my wife into smart phones! She has a Treo 755p & wont go back either!

510.6.2008 20:55

But Samsung has yet to speak.

"The flimsier the product,the higher the price"
Ferengi 82nd rule of aqusition

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