It might be mid-August but we're just getting to see some of the cell phone sales numbers from three months ago..
According to data just released by Gartner, this morning, it seems people, back in May, were buying fewer smartphones than in previous months – continuing a downward trend.
The research firm said that could probably be because buyers were waiting for an improved iPhone and other, new designs expected in the second half of the year/
In the latest survey, Gartner says that Samsung were strong allowing them to increase their lead over Nokia, Apple and others. Demand for the Galaxy S III could account for Samsung's sales numbers. Smartphones now account for more than 50% of Samsung's overall global phone sales.
In the same quarter, sales of Apple iPhones sank more than 12% over the previous quarter but had increased over the second quarter, 2011 numbers.
The survey found that Nokia's market share had dropped nearly 3% year over year.