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Gartner estimates mobile phone sales fell 2% Y/Y in Q1 - that's a bit worse than the 1.5% drop...

Gartner estimates mobile phone sales fell 2% Y/Y in Q1 - that's a bit worse than the 1.5% drop estimated by IDC, and leads the firm to think its 2012 estimates will have to come down. However, Gartner believes smartphone shipments grew 44.7% Y/Y (IDC is at 42.5%), with Android (GOOG) and the iPhone (AAPL) accounting for 56.1% and 22.9% of sales, respectively. NOK's Symbian saw its smartphone share fall by over 2/3 to 8.9%, while RIMM's fell by nearly half to 6.9%. (also)
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  • Herr Hansa
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    All the juggling around of fees and plan pricing levels in the U.S by the major carriers is causing people to hold off on upgrades or new smartphone purchases. Until the carriers present a clear direction and stabilize prices a bit, we might only see surges in the 4th quarter on sales. It almost strikes me that this may be deliberate while they build out infrastructure, pausing the markets until they catch up.
    16 May 2012, 01:52 PM Reply Like
  • Origa
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    In Gartners report, there is nothing new.
    Their result reflect what already has been told.
    16 May 2012, 02:52 PM Reply Like
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