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RIM BlackBerry Still Rules, but Apple iPhone Gains in Smartphone Market

 
 
By Channel Insider Staff
 
 
 
Apple is catching up to Research In Motion in a smartphone market that saw 54.7 million units ship in the first quarter of 2010, up 56.7 percent from the first quarter of 2009.

Nokia commanded the lion's share of the burgeoning market, shipping 21.5 million units for the quarter to take 39.3 percent of the worldwide market, according to research company IDC.

RIM shipped 10.6 million BlackBerry smartphones in the first quarter, giving it 19.5 percent of the burgeoning market for handheld devices with full HTML Web browsers.

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This article was originally published on 2010-05-10