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Apple beats RIM in smartphone global market share

News by Todd Haselton on Saturday October 23, 2010.

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According to a new report from Strategy Analytics, Apple now has a greater global smartphone market share than Research In Motion (RIM).

The report, according to GigaOm, says that Apple shipped 15.4 million devices during the third quarter of 2010. That's in comparison to RIM, which shipped 12.3 million devices. Nokia still reigns supreme; it shipped 26.5 million devices during the quarter.

RIM's global market share fell from a 19.6 percent hold to a 16.1 percent share. Meanwhile, Apple's global market share increased 1.3 percentage points from a 17 percent market share to an 18.3 percent one.

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