“IDC and Strategy Analytics today officially confirmed what was unofficially revealed last week: Apple has ousted Nokia as the largest smartphone maker in the world,” John Paczkowski reports for AllThingsD.
“The company sold 20.3 million iPhones last quarter, up 142 percent from the same quarter a year earlier, and according to Strategy Analytics that gives it an 18.5 percent share of the worldwide smartphone market — greater than Nokia’s 15.2 percent share, which has fallen by more than half since last year,” Paczkowski reports. “Meanwhile, in a separate report, IDC noted that Apple’s share of the overall handset market more than doubled in the second quarter, rising to 5.6 percent from 2.6 percent a year earlier. That makes it the world’s fourth-largest manufacturer of all mobile phones after Nokia, Samsung and LG.”
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Apple’s iPhone is a “niche product.” – (Former) Nokia CEO Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, April 17, 2008
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Mauricio D.” for the heads up.]
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