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Smartphone Sales Soar 96% in Q3: Gartner

Stellar growth in the smartphone sector drove robust increases in global sales of cell phones in the third quarter, according to new figures from market research firm Gartner.

Among the many players jockeying for position in that growing market, Google's Android mobile operating system took a great leap forward, while Apple enjoyed a strong quarter as Nokia saw its share take another hit. Enterprise Mobile Today takes a look.


Thanks to a nearly 100-percent increase in smartphone sales, the global market for mobile phones surged 35 percent in the third quarter, according to a new report from market researcher Gartner.

The biggest gainer in the period was Google's (NASDAQ: GOOG) open source Android operating system, which saw its share of the smartphone market vault from 3.5 percent in the third quarter of 2009 to 25.5 percent this year.

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Android Smartphone Sales Propel Mobile Market in Q3