IDC this week published their quarterly mobile phone market share statistics and found that while Apple was gaining new ground with their iPhone, Nokia still held the majority of shipments worldwide to gave them a 39.3% market share.
Like last year, Nokia remained strong in holding the title as the top smartphone vendor by shipping over 21 million units for the quarter. RIM also held their position at second place.
While Apple came in at third, they more than doubled iPhone shipments from last year (131% change) and grasped about 16% of the market (up from 11% last year). RIM’s second place position might be in jeopardy soon as Apple plans to further increase their penetration with the release of the next iPhone and OS 4 this summer.