According to Forbes
, Apple sold 8.8 million iPhones in the first quarter, as opposed to 8.5 million mobile devices sold by Motorola. This positions Apple as the #1 US phone manufacturer.
Additionally, Motorola has dropped out of the top five worldwide mobile phone manufacturers ranking, according to analysts IDC, with RIM taking their place. The move – which pegs Nokia in first place, followed by Samsung in second, LG in third and RIM sharing fourth place with Sony Ericsson – is being described as a sign of growing smartphone demand. Motorola, who have been a member of the top five since IDC began tracking worldwide quarterly figures in 2004, shipped 8.5m handsets in the three month period at the start of 2010; in contrast, RIM shipped 10.6m.
What are your thoughts?