Gartner: Apple’s iPhone was fastest-growing smartphone in 2008 with sales growth of 248%

“Apple’s iPhone was the fastest-growing smartphone of 2008… Gartner researchers reported Wednesday.Philip Elmer-DeWitt reports for Fortune.

“Nokia still dominates the worldwide smartphone market with a 43.7% share, but overall it was not a good year for the world’s No. 1 manufacturer of mobile phones. Its smartphone sales were flat compared with 2007 and actually fell 16.8% year to year in the third quarter,” Elmer-DeWitt reports.

“Research in Motion, HTC and Samsung all grew their smartphone market share last year, but none as fast as Apple, whose sales increased 245%,” Elmer-DeWitt reports.

Full article here.

MacDailyNews Take: All this while iPhone 3.0 looms large as the outclassed also-rans once again don their adult diapers in anticipation of March 17th when they’ll find out what they’ll be trying and failing to copy for the next two years.

[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Brawndo Drinker” for the heads up.]

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