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

|By:, SA News Editor

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)