Apple Passes RIM and Approaches Nokia in Smartphone Market

7 11 2008

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Looks like the economic situation did not affect the cellular world as hard as it did other sectors. The smartphone market is booming and we have Apple to thank for that.

Cnet reports that Apple sold 6.9 million iPhones in this quarter (did I understand that right? Sounds a little high to me), grabbing 17.3% of the market. RIM did not do so badly either increasing their market share by 5 points and Blackberry shipments by 83%.

Nokia remains number one, which actually kinda surprises me, I mean how many E71s could they possibly have sold? Microsoft did not have a bad quarter either increasing the number of Windows Mobile handsets shipped by 42% (what do you expect when you partner up with a giant like HTC?). However, a very interesting and amazing stat; Apple shipped more iPhones during the quarter than all the Windows Mobile devices shipped worldwide by Microsoft’s partners.

When it comes to mobile operating systems, big surprise, Nokia’s Symbian is the market leader followed by Apple then RIM.

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If you ask me, I personally believe this is all about to change. With phones like the HD becoming available and the amazing Storm hitting shelves, I think Microsoft and RIM are going to be getting a significant boost, whereas iPhone sales are on their way down. That is of course, unless Apple has another trick up their sleeve, which would not surprise me.

-Hillel

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2 responses

7 11 2008
ApplE NewS

I haven’t seen a Nokia touchscreen phone accept in photos, so it’s still a mystery to me.
I’m a huge Nokia fan, always way, I keep both an N96 and an iPhone.
Nokia has the better cameras and I still like oldschool sms-ing.
But you can’t beat iPhone on everything else 🙂

7 11 2008
hilzfuld

I am not sure you can generalize like that “Nokia has better cameras”, but there is a lot to be said for the Symbian OS, that’s for sure. The Nokia 5800 is their first touch screen.

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