Apple Surpassed Motorola with 3% Share of Global Cellphone MarketBy Dipankar Das, Gaea News Network
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
According to the new data from iSuppli, Apple sold 8.75 million iPhones in the first 3 months of 2010 and slightly edged out Motorola which sold 8.50 million cellphone worldwide. Apple stands at number 6 in the world cellphone market in this quarter, whereas Motorola slipped to no 8 position. Apple has 137% year to year growth which is a significant rise compared to 3.79 million cellphones that the company sold in the first quarter of 2009. But the company still remains behind Research in Motion which has 3.6 percent of the market with 10.47 million cellphones and smartphones sold during the first quarter of 2010.
Motorola was the second largest global cellphone seller behind Nokia in the first quarter of 2007. The above chart demonstrates how Motorola has fallen behind. Recently, Motorola concentrated more on Smartphone. Although, Motorola’s market share and ranking dropped during 1st Qtr of 2010, but, the profit of the company went up by 19%. That indicates that Motorola is paying more attention on profitable devices like Droid.
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