According to a Financial Times article, Research in Motion is now the 6th largest mobile handset maker as measured by the total number of devices sold. That’s not too shabby when you think about how specialized the BlackBerry is and the fact that the overwhelming majority of mobile phone users buy their devices primarily to make phone calls.

Equally impressive, Apple made the top 10 list coming in at number 10 in the fourth quarter of 2007 with record breaking sales of the iPhone which made it’s debut the last day of Q2 2007.