New York
Apple (NASD: AAPL) shipped 8.8 million iPhones during the third quarter, an increase of
131% from the 3.8 million it shipped during the same period a year ago,
according to a report from market research firm IDC.

In terms of global
smartphone vendors, Apple now sits behind Nokia (NYSE: NOK) (39.3%) and Research in Motion (NASD: RIMM)
(19.3%) with 16.1% of market share — up from the 10.9% of market share it held
in the first quarter of 2009.

BusinessWeek notes that Apple drew market share
from Research in Motion, which slid to 19.3% from 20.9% market share a year

Overall, 54.7 million smartphones were shipped during the first quarter,
an increase of 56.7% from the 34.9 million shipped a year ago.


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  1. Careful Nokia,

    I’m not sure I want you to win this lawsuit. See, if you do, it means that Apple stole your tech. And there will be NO END to Steve and the Apple Fanboy whining. HAHAHHAHAHHAHHAHAHAHA!

    R2D2 here and I know my Droids.