“Apple’s iPhone has spurred Australian smartphone shipments up 29 percent year on year in the first half of 2009, according to research firm IDC,” Kathryn Edwards reports for Computerworld.
“IDC telecommunications analyst, Mark Novosel, said the iPhone has kept the other smartphone manufacturers on their toes and experienced considerable growth over the past 12 months,” Edwards reports. “‘What the iPhone has done is ensure that all other manufactures have had to include similar features. The whole industry has benefited as a result of the iPhone in terms of the rapid pace of innovation, which has intensified of the past couple of years.'”
Edwards reports, “Apple now sits in second place in the smartphone rankings, trailing Nokia and ahead of BlackBerry, with market share more than doubling to 21 percent in Q2, due to the launch of the iPhone 3GS and price cuts to the iPhone 3G.”
Full article here.
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “James W.” for the heads up.]