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iPhone stuffing Blackberry with larger global smartphone share

The London Telegraph has another mobile related story this morning:

Over 39.9 million smartphones were shipped around the world in the July – September period, representing a 28 per cent increase, according to Canalys, the market data company.

Apple sold 6.9 million of the smartphones, giving it a 17 per cent share of the global smartphone market, putting it in second place behind Nokia (18.9 percent).

The growth has been explained by the impact of Apple’s iPhone 3G, launched in July as well as the company’s market expansion to more countries outside the US.

Blackberry, made by Research in Motion (RIM), recorded sales of 6.1 million, giving it 15.3 per cent of the market.

In terms of operating systems, Windows Mobile has 13.5 per cent of the market, and Symbian has 46.6 per cent of the smartphone market.

Is it time to begin recognising the iPhone platform as a decent player in the smartphone market now?

By Ewan

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3 replies on “iPhone stuffing Blackberry with larger global smartphone share”

Has any new computing platform taken off this quickly? I mean, we are only 4 months into the App Store and already there are well over 3000 apps available, at least 400 of those are quality applications available at a reasonable price.

Has any new computing platform taken off this quickly? I mean, we are only 4 months into the App Store and already there are well over 3000 apps available, at least 400 of those are quality applications available at a reasonable price.

Has any new computing platform taken off this quickly? I mean, we are only 4 months into the App Store and already there are well over 3000 apps available, at least 400 of those are quality applications available at a reasonable price.

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