IDC confirms that Apple is the number one global smartphone vendor

IDC confirms that Apple is the number one global smartphone vendor
 After being anointed King of the Smartphones by Strategy Analytics, Apple has captured the title from another research firm, IDC. According to the latter firm, Apple had 19.1% of world smartphone shipments in Q2. That amounted to 20.34 million iPhones shipped out of a global total of 106.6 million smartphones sold in the three month period. That in itself shows strong growth from the 64.4 million smartphones sold in Q2 of last year.

Apple's 19.1% share of the market beat out number two Samsung. The Korean based firm had 16.2% of the market and is showing strong growth with its Samsung Galaxy S II, arguably this summer's best handset. Samsung beat out Apple with 520% growth in shipments year-over-year, compared with the Cupertino based firm's 140% gain over Q2 of 2010. Formerly at the top of the market, Nokia dropped to third with a 15.7% slice of the smartphone pie.

Now firmly ensconced at the top of the global smartphone rankings, Apple still has something to shoot for. The record for most units shipped in a single quarter is the 28.1 million shipped by Nokia back when the Finnish based company was the leader of the smartphone world. Will this record fall during the next Apple iPhone launch? Let us know what you think by leaving your answer in the comment box below,

source: IDC via BGR

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