Gartner-Statistik: 27% mehr Smartphones; Apple weiter mit starkem Wachstum
Die weltweiten Smartphone-Verkäufe steigen, nach heute veröffentlichten Angaben vom Statistik-Institut Gartner, um 27-Prozent im Q2 2009 gegenüber seinem Vorjahresquartal. Apple befindet sich dabei weiterhin auf Platz 3 hinter Nokia und Research In Motion (RIM).
Apple’s expansion into a larger number of countries in the past year has produced a clear effect on sales volumes, as have the recent price adjustments on the 8 GB 3G iPhone. Sales of 5.4 million units in the second quarter of 2009 indicated a 51 per cent growth in shipments and helped Apple maintain the No. 3 position in the smartphone market, where it has stayed since the third quarter of 2008. Apple brought its much-anticipated new device — the iPhone 3G S — to market at the end of the second quarter of 2009, but its full potential will only start to show in the sales figures in the second half of 2009.
Its flagship high-end N97 smartphone met little enthusiasm at its launch in the second quarter of 2009 and has sold just 500,000 units in the channel since it started to ship in June, compared to Apple’s iPhone 3G S, which sold 1 million units in its first weekend.