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Author: Neil Mawston

Publication Date: Apr 30 2010

Pages: 8

Report Type: Metrics, Word

 Emerging Devices

RIM Enters Top 5 in Global Handset Market during Q1 2010

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Report Summary:

Global handset shipments reached 290 million units in Q1 2010, growing 19% from 245 million a year earlier. Touchphones, smartphones and dual-SIM models are pulling the handset industry away from recession. RIM was the star performer, capturing a top-five position in our rankings for the first time. Apple reached a record high of 3% global share. The top 10 handset vendors are going through an unprecedented shake-up, as new American and Chinese brands muscle their way into the market.

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