For the first time, Apple recently surpassed RIM in terms of global smartphone marketshare. According to Strategy Analytics, Apple shipped 15.4 million iPhones during Q3 of 2010 compared to 12.3 million shipped Blackberry devices from RIM. The overall smartphone market continues to grow at a tremendous pace, so the chart below says more about Apple’s success with the iPhone than it does about RIM struggling to stay afloat. Meanwhile, Nokia remains king of the mountain with 26.5% of the global smartphone market. That sales volume, however, hasn’t exactly translated into profitability for the Finnish handset maker.
via PC World