HTC beats Apple, Samsung in smartphone shipments in the US, RIM collapses in Q3
0. phoneArena 01 Nov 2011, 08:01 posted on
HTC has become the biggest smartphone company stateside after last quarter data revealed that the Taiwanese company shipped the most smart handsets to the US than any other phone maker…
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25. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
my biggest surprise is RIM... Q4 will be Apple... for sure.. and HTC right behind
26. remixfa (Posts: 14255; Member since: 19 Dec 2008)
Q4 will be
Apple, with samsung right on their heels, and then HTC. samsung has the US release of the SGS2 on 3 carriers, the nexus prime, and whatever else. Nothing in HTC's portfolio is anywhere near as hot at the moment.
40. gallitoking (Posts: 4720; Member since: 17 May 2011)
correction Samsung will be a close second.... agree with remix for once...
27. Lwazi_N (Posts: 205; Member since: 23 Jun 2011)
Lol HTC and Samsung beating Apple clear. And Apple has legal spats with both of them, and with Motorola too. Maybe next year will be RIM's turn to be sued by Apple lol
31. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
"Maybe next year will be RIM's turn to be sued by Apple"
I doubt RIM will be much of a threat to either Android or iOS. RIM is basically a zombie.
35. roscuthiii (Posts: 2224; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Zombies?! Oh no!!! The zombiepocalypse really is here!
RIM needs to do something if they want to stay afloat as a company. Given Nokia's example, might 2012 herald the announcement of a RIM WP7 and/or Android phone?
They may have to...
30. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)
Apple will do better in the 4th quarter without a doubt, but I expect that it will be their high water mark in the smartphone world. We can expect them to slowly but inexorably wane to their normal 10-15% niche status unless someone in Apple gets their hands on something revolutionary. At least they'll still be able to kick RIM around.
33. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5993; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)
Meh. Move your timeline out a year or two - 2013/2014 will be when iOS has to defend itself from encroachment by Android. I predict that 2012 will be the year that Nokia gets the RIM experience. There was erosion in Nokia's install base in 2011, but not on the scale that RIM's install base disappeared. IMO, 2012 will when Nokia's install base really goes south.
34. darth8ball (Posts: 520; Member since: 02 Aug 2011)
Apple is falling off the tree and everyone knows what happens to an Apple when it falls off the tree......
My surprise with this article is that HTC surpassed Samsung. While I was a big fan of HTC in the past, some of the more recent disappointments like the Thunderbolt made me wonder about their future.
41. roldefol (Posts: 4311; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
Everyone's so damn eager to proclaim Apple dead. It's not going to happen. Apple still sells Macbooks even though there are many many cheaper and more capable choices out there. Apple has made itself an icon of American tech and will not go quietly.
Now that Jobs is no longer holding the company on a short leash, I wouldn't be surprised if we start seeing changes to their iPhone strategy. They don't need to sell 10 different versions, but they should be better able to shift with the market and keep competing. They'll never be #1 (I had to laugh at the 4S presentation slides that insinuated they just had to work harder to dominate the market), but they'll always be a formidable presence.
36. roscuthiii (Posts: 2224; Member since: 18 Jul 2010)
Good job HTC... I did not see this coming at all. I do like your phones but I was starting to worry.
37. twocentsonrim (Posts: 1; Member since: 01 Nov 2011)
From speaking to a rep of RIM the feeling so nothing official of course is BBX(QNX) is pushing to new equipment all the while they are trying to tie themselfs in with android app market with some sort of porting of android apps to Blackberry.
Looks like Blackberry is trying to become some spin off of Android with apps. So new Blackberrys are looking like duel core 1.2 and 1 gig of ram, 16 gig internal with most of Android app market avalilable all the while keeping better security and giving Enterprize server access for up to 300 phones for free(limited of course) where IT can have full control over phones.
I don't think they will go quietly from the biz area which will flow over to reg customers as it did when they started.
Keep in mind none of the new phones are part of these numbers and RIM was coasting without any releases other than at&t torch if I remember corectly.
My point if anyone is still reading is this is not the death blow it seems to be.