Netbooks outsold Apple's iPhone in the third quarter of 2008, according to the latest sales figures.
Displaysearch reported that worldwide quarter-on-quarter netbook sales jumped 160% as the main PC makers entered the market in the third quarter of 2008. Over 5.6million netbooks were sold in the USA during the same period.
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This was compared with Gartner's figures, which put worldwide iPhone sales at 4.7million in the same quarter. Overall smartphone sales grew at their slowest rate yet, with year-on-year sales increasing 11.5%.
Fourth-quarter figures for netbooks are also expected to be strong, according to CIO.com.