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MacRumors
Nov 4, 2010, 01:26 PM
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Worldwide Smartphone Sales in 3Q10 in Millions of Units (Source: IDC)
Offering a more complete look at the global smartphone sales for the third quarter of 2010 as hinted at (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2010/11/01/apple-tops-u-s-smartphone-vendors-trails-android-consortium/) by Canalys earlier this week, research firm IDC has now published its data (http://www.idc.com/about/viewpressrelease.jsp?containerId=prUS22560610) on global smartphone sales, similarly revealing Apple taking second place with 17.4% of the market and ranking behind only Nokia's 32.7% share.Apple marked a new milestone in iPhone shipments, enough to take the number 2 ranking worldwide. The third quarter is typically Apple's highest volume quarter, and 3Q10 was no exception. Consumers who did not get their iPhone 4 at the end of June were rewarded for their patience and even the much-hyped 'Antennagate' did little to dampen demand, as the company moved swiftly to provide solutions.Apple's 90.5% year-over-year growth was only on par with that of the overall industry, but Research in Motion's slower growth of only 46% enabled Apple to take the #2 spot in the rankings.

Several smaller smartphone competitors embracing Google's Android platform saw tremendous year-over-year growth during the quarter, with Samsung rising to fourth place on over 450% growth and HTC seeing over 175% growth.

Article Link: Apple Snags Second Place Among Global Smartphone Manufacturers (http://www.macrumors.com/iphone/2010/11/04/apple-snags-second-place-among-global-smartphone-manufacturers/)



paul4339
Nov 4, 2010, 10:48 PM
interesting that "others" grew at 112.7% ... I'm guessing that most of the 'others', htc and samsung are Android based.

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SandynJosh
Nov 5, 2010, 12:56 AM
interesting that "others" grew at 112.7% ... I'm guessing that most of the 'others', htc and samsung are Android based.

P.

May also include the tail end sales of Palm. (the other white meat)

elppa
Nov 5, 2010, 09:22 AM
Apple Snags Second Place in Market Share Among Global Smartphone Manufacturers.


Apple's doing quite well in this competition:

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Graph credit: asymco (http://www.asymco.com/2010/11/03/how-much-profit-did-vendors-capture-from-android-powered-phones/).

Digital Dude
Nov 8, 2010, 08:01 AM
Will be interested to see if the WP7 has any impact on these values next time around.

terryfish169
Nov 21, 2010, 07:46 PM
Samsung is building quite a momentum. 453.8% growth from the previous year is quite a feat. If it maintains that growth for this year it may overtake some of the leaders soon.

O.B.M
Nov 22, 2010, 06:17 PM
apple is actualy better than nokia just wait