Nokia maintains global smartphone top spot

But Apple closing quickly.

Nokia maintains global smartphone top spot

The figures are in for the second quarter of 2009 global smartphone sales, with Nokia maintaining its number one position through a 44.3 per cent market share.

Research company Canalysis suggests that 38.1 million phones were sold globally in Q2 2009, demonstrating a 10.4 per cent boost for the Finnish handset manufacturer over the same period last year.

Despite these encouraging growth for Nokia, it's still facing tough competition from newcomer Apple, which sold 5.2 million iPhones during this period. This translates to a 626 per cent increase year-on-year.

But Apple isn't the only communication electronics company strolling through the global recession. Research In Motion took a 20.9 per cent share of the market after selling 8 million handsets during the second quarter.

All in all these figures are great news for the mobile industry, with market growth clearly demonstrated around the world.