Apple’s revolutionary iPhone blows past RIM Blackberry in global shipments

InvisibleSHIELD.  Scratch Proof your iPhone 4!“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.
• To understand market share vs. profits, look no further than Nokia vs. Apple – November 11, 2009
• How Apple passed Nokia to become the world’s most profitable handset vendor – November 11, 2009
• Strategy Analytics: Apple passes Nokia to become world’s most profitable handset vendor – November 10, 2009

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

72 Comments

  1. @mossman: to answer your question:

    1) Apple’s financial quarter ended by 25th September, not by 30th;

    2) Apple counts its wholesale shipments for sales, which are not done via Apple.com site or Apple retail stores. The researches analyse actual buys by end-users, not wholesale buys by dealers and distributors. There could be some significant difference because of that.

  2. @mossman: to answer your question:

    1) Apple’s financial quarter ended by 25th September, not by 30th;

    2) Apple counts its wholesale shipments for sales, which are not done via Apple.com site or Apple retail stores. The researches analyse actual buys by end-users, not wholesale buys by dealers and distributors. There could be some significant difference because of that.

  3. @Wha?,

    Exactly my thinking. Nokia makes smartphones?

    When is the industry going to stop counting Nokia phones as smartphones. They are nothing of the sort.

  4. @Wha?,

    Exactly my thinking. Nokia makes smartphones?

    When is the industry going to stop counting Nokia phones as smartphones. They are nothing of the sort.

  5. I hate to be pissy about it, but it is Google I want to see crushed by Apple in all things they decided to compete in with Apple. Even more than Microsoft. Is that wrong? If they were a different company I would probably not feel this way. But they seem to be headed by a slimy backstabbing dirtbag. Telling the world how free and open everything they do is…what a joke.

    It was a mistake for Apple to trust Google with the keys to the chicken house and probably won’t be doing anything like that again. Partners will screw you faster than enemies will everytime.

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