CHART OF THE DAY: Apple Dominates Smartphone Growth In Q4

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Apple’s worldwide iPhone shipments grew by 98% in the fourth quarter on a year-over-year basis, giving its market share a nice bump, according to new data from IDC.

The iPhone’s marketshare went to 16% last quarter from 11% in the year-ago quarter, while rivals Research In Motion and Nokia were basically flat.

Notably, smartphone pioneer Palm is absent from IDC’s data. Maybe the addition of Verizon will give it a boost this quarter.

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