Apple Becomes 2nd Largest Seller of Mobiles
California based computer, mp3, and recently mobile phone maker Apple, Inc. has recently surpassed the Canadian smart phone giant RIM (Research In Motion) to become the world’s number one smart-phone seller. Overall, Apple is number two in the mobile phone business right behind Finland’s Nokia.
Apple has a market share of 17.3% share to RIM’s 15.2%. Although that is significantly behind Nokia’s share of 38.9% what is so striking here is the fact that Apple was only one mobile product: the iPhone. Nokia, on the other hands, has dozens of smart-phones. And yet with one single mobile Apple was taken second place in the smart-phone industry surpassing most likely even the wildest expectation of Steven Jobs. It is a testament to the popularity of the iPhone.
Since its worldwide release on July 11, the iPhone was sold over 7 million. Apple’s share of the entire mobile market is 2.3%. Microsoft has now fallen to 4th place with their mobile software.
Nokia’s sales have been hurt by the iPhone’s success, dropping 12%. Though it still holds a market share more than twice as large as Apple’s. The best news is for consumers: the increasing smart-phone rivalry has lead to lowered costs and better far-more improved products such as new Blackberry’s and Nokia’s 5800 XpressMusic. The new iPhone, whenever it comes, will probably be even more incredible.