As demand for basic feature phones shrinks, as opposed to demand for highly-capable smartphones, it is only natural to witness some shifting in the positions of cell phone manufacturers. According to research firm iSuppli, RIM and Apple, two premium smartphone-making companies, have overtaken Motorola in the first quarter of the year in terms of global unit sales. RIM has achieved a market share of 3.6%, while Apple has finished the quarter with a 3.04% share. Analysts explain that change in landscape with the fact that users now want more and more to surf the web, work with email and watch video on their mobile devices.
So, this leaves us with the following leaderboard (research data provided by iSuppli):
A chart showing the top ten cell phone makers in Q1