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iPhone market share shrinks

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Jun 2008 15:15 User comments (4)

iPhone market share shrinks According to a vendor survey by IDC, the Apple iPhone saw its market share shrink in the "smartphone" market for the Q1 2008. For the fourth quarter 2007, the iPhone had about 27 percent of the market which has now shrunk to just over 19 percent.
It seems that all of the lost market share was taken back by RIM's Blackberry line which moved from 35.1 percent to 44.5 percent market share in the same period. IDC analyst Ramon Llamas added that RIM's success is because it has finally widened its appeal from the "professional" segment which had been its core consumer.

Although IDC did not reveal the total amount of smartphones sold for the quarter, Apple has said it sold 1.7 million iPhones, including overseas sales.

Additionally, Palm picked up market share as well, moving from 7.9 percent to 13.4 percent for the quarter. IDC added, "Palm also did really well. It posted a sequential gain mainly on the strength of the Centro phone."

Filling out the list was Samsung with 8.6 percent and Motorola with 2.6 percent, which had the steepest drop of any company in the top 5.

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4 user comments

11.6.2008 20:14

sounds good to me. down with apple

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21.6.2008 20:29

It's a great device, It's just too expensive and apples drm and marketing has started to annoy people.. The chiphone has killed it here, along with the 35 a month for 18 months tie in contracts..

31.6.2008 23:40

its far to expensive its around 600euro isnt it? and people didnt want to pay that for a ps3...
i might get one when its around 250-300

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42.6.2008 7:27

The soon release of the 3g iphone may change these figures. I see half the sales being upgraders, a quarter being late adopters, and another quarter being people who decided to wait for the 2nd gen iphone.

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