Apple Pushes Past RIM To Become Fourth Largest Phone Maker
On strong iPhone sales in the last quarter, Apple pushed its way into the top five handset manufacturer list, taking the number four spot from BlackBerry maker RIM. Apple sold 14.1 million phones, garnering a 4.1% share of the mobile phone market. RIM, which sold 12.4 million handsets, held onto fifth place on the list, while Sony Ericsson fell out of the top five standings for the first time since IDC started tracking mobile phone vendors in 2004. The top phone maker, Nokia, held its position, selling 110.4 million units, almost as many as the next three manufacturers combined. Samsung held onto the number two spot with 41.4 million handsets, and LG ranked number three with 28.4 million handsets sold.
Started making phones in 2007.
In 3 years they haven't "toppled" the giant, but they have created enough demand for smartphones for EVERYONE to benefit from all of this!
I expected Apple to make some waves when I got my first iPhone, I expected them to be a solid manufacturer and do well. I just had NO IDEA they would be successfully competing against the hardcore companies like RIM and Nokia.
I wonder if they will continue up?
Why should Nokia operate at a loss if they can sell their aw...
Maybe if RIM's Canadian CEO's spent more time fixing their OS...
The problem is that RIM simply sat on their collective behinds and produced round after round of crap software. Then, of course, justified it as "the new normal." Guys, the Storm should've never been built. The Torch- a beautiful piece of hardware- should not be outclassed by a Palm Pre once you turn it on. And it shouldn't have taken you 3 years to get with the WebKit program.
Developers for RIM are equally PO'd. Wa...
RIM is taking a waxing because their smartphone OS simply isn't powerful enough for 2010. It was a very nice and efficient OS in the days of the Pearl, but it's outclassed in every metric today. I hate writing this
I think samsung could pass nokia next year!
Saw that coming...
The Torch should have been a slam dunk. It should have had a high resolution screen, better camera, and a faster processor. But what they came out with was super awesome...Blackberry. It's still that business phone and can't compete with the juggernaut ...