“In the race for worldwide smartphone dominance, Apple has finally passed Research In Motion. During this year’s third quarter, 15.4 million iPhones were shipped globally compared to only 12.4 million Blackberries, the researchers at Strategy Analytics reported yesterday,” John P. Mello Jr. reports for PCWorld.
“With the shipments, Apple grabbed a 15.4 percent share of the market during the period, while RIM finished well behind with a 12.3 percent share,” Mello reports. “Top dog in the kennel, though, remains Nokia with 26.5 percent of the worldwide market.”
MacDailyNews Note: Last November, Apple passed Nokia to become world’s most profitable handset vendor. Suffice to say, TDINO* isn’t making it up on volume.
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Mello continues, “A major factor contributing to RIM’s slipping numbers is its ‘limited presence in the high-growth touchscreen segment,’ according to Strategy Analytics… The gloomy news for RIM won’t be abating soon, either, according to The Economic Times. The company isn’t making any inroads into the consumer market… To make matters worse, RIM’s bread-and-butter buyers–corporations–are starting to slide into the Apple fold.”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: It’s only going to get worse for RIM.
*Top Dog In Name Only