Apple Placed 7th in Q3 2008 Worldwide Mobile Phone market

Submitted by lalit on November 25, 2008 - 1:14pm.

According to Gartner’s report the worldwide mobile phones sales reached 309 million units in third quarter of 2008, a 6 percent year-over-year increase. Nokia topped the mobile phone market with 118 million phones sold, which were more than twice Samsung’s sales of 52.8 million. Sony was in third place with 24.8 million units followed by Motorola and LG with 24.6 million units and 24 million units respectively. RIM was in the sixth place followed closely by Apple in seventh place.
“All eyes were on Apple’s performance during the quarter as it ramped up the roll-out of its 3G iPhone from six to 51 countries, despite building an inventory of just over 2 million units,” said Gartner’s analyst Ms Milanesi. “Apple was able to return in the top ten vendors ranking at no.7, just under RIM. We expect that sell-in sales during the fourth quarter of 2008 will reflect this inventory level, especially given the current economic environment.”
Gartner’s Q3 report clearly show the astounding success that iPhone 3G has seen. It will be interesting to see how much mobile phone market share Apple captures when it decides to sell more than one mobile phone model in future. You can get complete Gartner report here.
[Via MacDailyNews]