Apple iPhone was 3rd best selling smartphone in 2009 with 14.4% Market Share Buzz this

Posted by Prasada Martala Feb 5, 2010

According to IDC's market report, Apple shipped 25.1 million iPhones in 2009 capturing 14.4% of smartphone market share. This represents a 81.9% year-over-year growth for iPhones. Apple's fourth quarter iPhone shipments stood at 8.7 million representing a market share of 16%. Nokia still holds the top spot with 67.7 million shipments, representing a 38.9% market share followed by RIM with 34.5 million shipments and 19.8% market share for 2009.

HTC and Samsung captured 4.6% and 3.3% smartphone market share respectively, while rest of the vendors represented 19% of the 174.2 million smartphones shipped in 2009.


Manufacturer

2009 Shipments(mil)

2009 Market Share

2008 Shipments(mil)

2008 Market Share

Y-o-Y
Growth
Nokia 67.7 38.9% 60.5 40% 11.9%
RIM 34.5 19.8% 23.6 15.6% 46.2%
Apple 25.1 14.4% 13.8 9.1% 81.9%
HTC 8.1 4.6% 7.5 5.0% 8.0%
Samsung 5.7 3.3% 5.4 3.6% 5.6%
Others 33.1 19.0% 40.6 26.8% -18.5%



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