Gartner releases new smartphone rankings

The release has new smartphone market share rankings:

Handset vendors: Nokia (42.4%), RIM (15.9%), Apple (12.9%), HTC (4.5%), and Sharp (3.4%).

Operating systems: Symbian (49.8%), RIM (15.9%), iPhone (12.9%), Windows Mobile (11.1%), Linux (7.2%), and Palm (2.1%). Some notes:

  • Android is a linux platform, but the report doesn’t differentiate it from other more established linux deployments.. so it’s hard to see what early progress it’s making.
  • As of this quarter, Windows Mobile is behind iPhone (which is growing at over 300% / quarter).

36.5 million smartphones were sold worldwide in Q3 2008, up 11.5% from Q3 2007.

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