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Electronics Production | October 13, 2010

Nokia retains Top-Spot

In a sign of the growing momentum behind Google's Android, makers of handsets utilizing the operating system represented the majority of the fastest-growing firms among the Top10 smart phone brands in the 2Q/2010, reports iSuppli.
Nokia took the top spot with a 39.7% share, experiencing a sequential growth of 11.6%. RIM remained in second place with a market share of 18.5%. Droid phone specialist HTC achieved industry-leading growth, with its smart phone shipments rising by a stunning 63.1% sequentially.

Meanwhile, on the strength of its Android-based Galaxy line of smart phones, Samsung Electronics posted the second strongest performance, with a 55.6% sequential rise. New Android licensee Sony Ericsson came in fourth in terms of growth, with shipments rising by 15.4%. Finally, Droid-focused Motorola Inc. ranked fifth, with an increase of 12.5%.



Amid the advance of Android, Apple suffered a 4% drop in smart phone shipments in the second quarter. However, the decline doesn’t represent a major setback for the benchmark iPhone brand. The contraction caused Apple’s share of smart phone shipments to fall to 13.9% in the second quarter, down from 15.7% in the first quarter. Nonetheless, the company maintained a firm grip on third place in the global smart phone market.

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