As much as the the blogosphere, myself included, have been ragging on BlackBerry maker Research in Motion, the company still sells a ridiculous number of smartphones. Shipping 10.6 million devices between January and March, RIM is now the world’s 4th largest phone manufacturer with 3.6% market share.
Check out the rest of the top 5 after the jump…
Top Five Mobile Phone Vendors, Shipments, and Market Share, Q1 2010 (Units in Millions)
|Vendor||1Q10 Unit Shipments||1Q10 Market Share||1Q09 Unit Shipments||1Q09 Market Share||Year-over-year Change|
|3. LG Electronics||27.1||9.2%||22.6||9.3%||19.9%|
|4. Research In Motion||10.6||3.6%||7.3||3.0%||45.2%|
|4. Sony Ericsson||10.5||3.6%||14.5||6.0%||-27.6%|
Even though RIM’s 3.6% share putting them into 4th place pales in comparison to Nokia’s 36.6%, year over year growth for the BlackBerry outpaced everyone at 45.2%. Additionally, RIM only sells smartphones. Their counterparts on the list, however, sell mostly feature phones.
At the end of the day, Research in Motion isn’t nearly as bad off as a lot of us tech bloggers make them out to be…