Research firm IDC has a new survey out on smartphone marketshare in 2010, and it’s very interesting. (Via Apple Insider)
Here are some key points:
- The entire industry is growing astonishingly: 79.7% in 2010.
- Apple officially passes RIM to become #2 behind Nokia.
- RIM “only” grew 31%, much less than the industry.
- Samsung grew by an astonishing 350%, albeit from a relatively low base. Still, for a ginormous company like Samsung, that’s very impressive. Most of this is probably attributable to Android, although Samsung also makes phones running other platforms.
- HTC also grew a very impressive 229%.
- Apple is now not only the second biggest smartphone maker, but the fourth bigger maker of any kind of mobile phone.
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