Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Like a data drug dealer Gartner teased the results of it's $1,300 Q1 2009 WW Mobile Devices survey with some free databytes showing that overall handset sales fell 8.6% in Q1 2009, but that smartphone sales increased 12.7%. Nokia was the leader...though some would argue that many of their Symbian handsets that Gartner characterized as smartphones don't really fit the bill. I think RIM looked pretty impressive from a product portfolio standpoint with over 7mil units sold and, of course, as an individual device the iPhone continued to be the hotness du jour with 4mil units in Q1. Bottom line is that kids, my mom and everyone wants a mobile with a full QWERTY keyboard, that can browse the internet via 3G and/or wifi and handle email.