Gartner’s latest global smartphone numbers are out and if your name isn’t iOS or Android, the future looks pretty bleak.  While iOS continues to gain share at pace even without a new model release (up one point for the quarter and over 4 points year over year), the bigger story continues to be Android’s outright theft of marketshare from Symbian.  Just in the last quarter, 10 percent of the market shifted from Symbian to Android and for the year, the number is close to 20%

Meanwhile Blackberry continued its paced slide down another 2 points quarter over quarter while Samsung’s Bada made modest gains. In the “Other” category, Windows Phone 7 somehow lost market share falling from 2% to 1% and Windows Mobile is now off the charts.  HP’s webOS  is somewhere in the “other” as well with Meego and the ghosts of smartphone past.

Graph via PED, cross posted on 9to5Google.com

Apple, here, is also the biggest smartphone vendor in the world, outpacing Samsung (who is growing faster than Apple) and Nokia which is falling like a brick.

“Apple continued to exceed expectations, even though the iPhone 4 will soon be replaced by a new model. Part of its growth came from the 42 new carriers and 15 new countries that it entered in the second quarter of 2011, which brought its total coverage to 100 countries. This expansion caused its inventory to grow a little by the end of the second quarter of 2011, when sales to end users stood at 19.6 million units. In mainland China, Apple is the seventh-largest mobile phone vendor and the third-largest smartphone vendor.”

Rank . . Brand . . . . . . . Millions sold . . . . . . Market Share Q2 . . . . (market share Q1)

1 . . . . . Apple . . . . . . . 20.3 million . . . . . . . 19% . . . . . . . . . . . . . (18%)
2 . . . . . Samsung . . . . 17.8 million . . . . . . . 16% . . . . . . . . . . . . . (13%)
3 . . . . . Nokia . . . . . . . 16.7 million . . . . . . . 15% . . . . . . . . . . . . . (24%)
4 . . . . . RIM  . . . . . . .  13.3 million . . . . . . . 12% . . . . . . . . . . . . . (14%)
5 . . . . . HTC . . . . . . . . 12.2 million . . . . . . . 11% . . . . . . . . . . . . . (10%)
6 . . . . . LG . . . . . . . . . . 5.4 million . . . . . . . . 5% . . . . . . . . . . . . . (  5%)
7 . . . . . SonyEricsson . . 5.3 million . . . . . . . . 5% . . . . . . . . . . . . . (  5%)
8 . . . . . Motorola . . . . . . 4.4 million . . . . . . . . 4% . . . . . . . . . . . . . (  4%)
9 . . . . . Huawei . . . . . . . 4.0 million . . . . . . . . 4% . . . . . . . . . . . . . (  2%)
10 . . . . ZTE . . . . . . . . .  2.7 million . . . . . . . . 3% . . . . . . . . . . . . . (  2%)

Others 5.9 million 5%
TOTAL 108.0 Million

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