According to Gartner Worldwide smarphones sales grew 12.7% in 1Q 2009. Total smartphones sold were in access of 36.4M units worldwide, which is approximately half of PC sold in the same period. Now this is something to write home about. No longer Smartphones are a niche market. In fact there is discussion that they are displace PCs because of their enhanced capabilities and ability to support a variety of applications.
Gartner reported sales of 36.4million smartphones, representing 13.5% of all mobile devices sales in the 1Q2009. This percentage grew from 11% in the same period last year.
One thing to note here is these numbers are for worldwide sales, in North America and Western Europe smartphone penetration is much higher, up to 23% market share. Where as in LATAM and other parts of the world, smartphone penetration could be as low as 3% of the total mobile devices.
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