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Global Smartphone Shipments Jump 30 in Q4 2009
Global smartphone shipments jumped 30% year-over-year during Q4 2009, the industry’s fastest growth rate since Q3 2008. Sales were driven higher by strengthening economic confidence and an improved range of feature-rich models launched by multiple top-tier brands. Apple outgrew its major rivals, while RIM achieved double-digit shipments for the first time. Nokia was a surprise package, shipping record volumes as demand soared for its Eseries lineup.