Friday, November 07, 2008

Apple, RIM win smartphone market share from Nokia (Reuters) by Reuters: Yahoo! Tech

A timely snapshot – see the full article for more details.  Also see  Samsung takes top spot in U.S. cellphone market (Reuters) for an update on not-so-smart-phone US market dynamics.

Surging demand for the latest iPhone and Blackberry models helped Apple Inc and Research In Motion to win larger shares of the smartphone market in the third quarter at the expense of top vendor Nokia, market research firm Canalys said on Thursday.

Nokia's share of the market for smartphones -- handsets with computer-like features like e-mail -- fell to 38.9 percent in the quarter from 51.4 percent a year before, Canalys said.

However, Apple's market share jumped to 17.3 percent and RIM's to 15.2 percent in the quarter.

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Symbian, the largest software vendor, saw its market share fall to 46.6 percent from 68.1 percent a year ago as its main user Nokia and smaller Japanese vendors lost ground.

Apple, RIM win smartphone market share from Nokia (Reuters) by Reuters: Yahoo! Tech

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