Gartner’s latest report reveals that 169 million smartphones were sold in Q3.
The figures mean that smartphones accounted for around 40 per cent of all mobile devices sold in the quarter.
The report shows that Samsung was at the top of the worldwide mobile device sales table, taking 22.9 per cent of the market share with over 97 million units sold.
Nokia, LG, Motorola and HTC have all seen a drop in units sold since the last quarter, with Motorola and HTC taking a mere two per cent of the market share each.
Gartner also pointed out how operating systems fared in Q3, and it is no surprise to see that Android swamped the market with 72.4 per cent share – a rise of 20 per cent from Q2.
In second place was Apple’s iOS, which managed 13.9 per cent market share. RIM saw a decline in both handsets sales and market share, selling less than nine million units in Q3. With the recent announcement of BlackBerry 10 plus two new handset in the pipeline, RIM could potentially claw back some of these figures in 2013.
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