Gartner: Mobile Market Stabilized

For the full year the experts now with sales at the same level who feared decline would be expect from. For 2010, Gartner expects growth in the high single-digit percentage range even again. Industry leader Nokia had already raised its forecast for the industry in October, with an estimate of minus seven percent for the current year remains significantly more pessimistic than the market researcher.

Gartner that the downward trend was stopped in the third quarter: nearly 309 million mobile phones were sold worldwide by July to September a slight increase of 0.1 percent compared to the previous year. For the fourth quarter the market researchers expect a still stronger plus, since before Christmas, all providers traditionally take a wide range of new devices. New offerings of mobile operators supported them doing.

World’s largest producer is still Nokia. The market share of Finns but fell to 36.7 percent to 38.2 percent in 2008. Competitors such as Samsung and LG, however, continue to catch up. The ranks occupy fourth and fifth Motorola and Sony Ericsson. The two latter producers lost almost half of its market share. Had the Smartphones von Apple & co. so far nothing to oppose. And Smartphones are booming as the iPhone continues. 41 million of the high-tech phones have been sold worldwide, about 13 percent more than in the previous year. Nokia sold most smartphones worldwide. The high yields from Apple and research in motion (RIM) will not be but so far the Finns. Both competitors built its market share with their iPhone and BlackBerry devices. Apple overtook RIM sales figures for the first time in Western Europe. (AP/gh)

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