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North America was a bright spot, however, growing at 68% with Blackberry and iPhone devices totaling 70% of sales. In Europe, Apple made great progress – moving to number two behind Nokia. MacOSX is now the third most popular smartphone operating system worldwide. Windows Mobile is taking a beating – with numbers down 3% – another illustration of the importance of brand in the mobile marketplace.
An interesting side note: Gartner monitors smartphones from manufacturer HTC only on its own-branded devices. HTC meanwhile is the ODM for numerous other brands and for carrier-branded (predominantly) Windows Mobile devices (like the TMobile Wing). HTC also manufactures TMobileUSA’s G1 device, based on the Google Android operating system (which Gartner is not measuring as a separate category yet). One wonders where inclusion of these numbers would put HTC in the charts!