Apple Grows To Third Largest Smartphone Maker On Earth

June 9, 2008

Apple can thank their iPhone as they have grown to the third largest smartphone maker on Earth, and the second largest in the U.S..Boston (ChattahBox) – Apple can thank their iPhone as they have grown to the third largest smartphone maker on Earth, and the second largest in the U.S.

The report was released by Gartner and shows the great success of the iPhone thus far, which may grow with the announcement of the 3G iPhone today.

Apple is hoping they can now catch Research in Motion (RIM), the makers of the BlackBerry.

In the first quarter, 32.2 million smartphones were sold, up 29% from a year ago.

The growth of smartphone sales in the U.S. rose 100% up to 7.3 million in the first quarter.

Nokia led all with 14.6 million units sold in the first quarter, followed by RIM with 4.3 million. Apple was in third with 1.7 million units sold.


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