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iPhone Second In U.S. Smartphone Market Share



Research recently published by Canalys on fourth quarter smart phone sales put the Apple iPhone, which has only been on the market for less than half a year, in second place for U.S. market share behind Research In Motion (RIM) and its BlackBerry. Given the short time frame, this is pretty amazing, but the iPhone also beat out all of the Microsoft-Windows-Mobile-equipped phones, which came in third place with a 21% share of the market.

Of course, worldwide, the picture is slightly skewed towards the undisputed handset champion Nokia. With over half of the smartphone market, Nokia is sitting quite pretty overall. But despite the iPhone's limited, and we mean limited, availability worldwide, it has been able to sneak into third place with 6.5% market share behind, once again, RIM. That leaves only struggling Motorola, the Linus van Pelt of the smartphone world, to drag up the rear.

From The New York Times

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