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Worldwide smartphone sales totalled 32.2 million units in the second quarter of 2008, a 15.7 per cent increase from the second quarter of 2007, according to Gartner, Inc. In addition, of all mobile device sales, smartphones’ share remained stable at 11 per cent … Although Nokia held the No. 1 position with a 47.5 per cent market share in the second quarter of 2008, its year-over-year growth was about half of the market average … HTC gained the No. 3 position during the second quarter of 2008, moving up from the No. 7 ranking in the first quarter … In the second quarter of 2008, Apple’s share of global smartphone sales to end users decreased to 2.8 per cent from 5.3 per cent in the first quarter of 2008 … Symbian commanded 57 per cent of the global sales to end users in the second quarter of 2008 compared with 66 per cent in the same period last year … Sales of Microsoft Windows Mobile devices increased 20.6 per cent year over year, with Microsoft’s share remaining flat at 12 per cent in the second quarter of 2008.