For those who didn’t know already, the BlackBerry was the number one selling smartphone in the world last year. Of the 1 billion total mobile phones sold, 1.4%, or about 14 million BlackBerrys allowed Research in Motion to claim the top spot for smartphone manufacturers.

1.4% of the market compared to overall top dog Nokia, who sold about 40% of all mobile phones last year, is pretty miniscule in the grand scheme of things. Good news for RIM, however, is that the smartphone market grew by over 50% from the previous year compared to just 11% for cell phones overall and is the fastest growing segment with in the industry.