Gartner: Android Smartphone Sales Now Exceed Windows Mobile

A new Gartner report shows that worldwide mobile phone sales grew 17 percent in the first quarter of 2010, to 314.7 million units. Of those, 54.3 million were smartphones, a 48.7 percent jump from the same period one year ago.
Significantly, Android sales jumped 707 percent during the same period, and now exceed sales of Windows Mobile devices around the world.
Symbian still leads the pack with 44.3 percent market share (down from 48.8 in Q1 2009). BlackBerry OS devices come in second at 19.4 percent (down slightly from 20.6), while iPhone OS rings in third at 15.4 percent (up from 10.5 percent).
After that, Android is now in fourth place at 9.6 percent (up from just 1.6 percent in Q1 2009), while Windows Mobile takes fifth place at 6.8 percent (down from 10.2 percent).

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