IDC: Nokia #1 Smartphone Brand, Apple #2, RIM #3


Apple marked a new milestone in iPhone shipments, enough to take the number 2 ranking worldwide. The third quarter is typically Apple’s highest volume quarter, and 3Q10 was no exception. Consumers who did not get their iPhone 4 at the end of June were rewarded for their patience and even the much-hyped ‘Antennagate’ did little to dampen demand, as the company moved swiftly to provide solutions.

Apple overtook RIM for #3. Of note, #4 Samsung posted the highest Y/Y growth thanks to the global launch of its Galaxy S smartphone featuring the highly-touted Super AMOLED display.