Smartphone sales flatten but iPhone soars


Gartner reports that smartphone sales are flattening out with growth of only 11.5% in Q3 ’08. 

Market leader Nokia have actually seen a decline of 3% while Apple has soared with 327% growth into 3rd place still a bit behind 2nd placed Blackberry maker RIM. 
If “maps on a mobile” is  a killer app then Apple’s interface to Google Maps complete with Street View and Traffic must be a factor.