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Apple surpasses RIM in worldwide smartphone market

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UK research firm Canalys released a report yesterday stating that the iPhone 3G surpassed BlackBerry during calendar Q3 2008 to take the number two spot in worldwide market share behind Nokia. Apple shipped 6.9 million iPhones to grab 17.3% of the market. RIM shipped just over 6 million BlackBerrys during Q3 for third place with 15.2% of the market. Nokia noticeably dropped from 51.4% at Q3 2007 to 38.9% Q3 2008.

But don’t hang yourself yet, members of the BlackBerry Nation. Canalys fully expects RIM to overtake Apple in Q4, once all those delayed BlackBerrys (read: BlackBerry Bold, BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Pearl Flip 8220) start shipping like hot cakes. You can see some metrics on world wide OS market share after the jump.

|via Fortune|

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BlackBerry fends off iPhone in North American Q3 sales

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CanalysAlthough RIM’s third quarter numbers aren’t being released for another 3 days, Canalys’ shipping data has revealed that the iPhone has already beaten Windows Mobile’s market share in North America, but BlackBerry still holds on to the top dog status. The iPhone’s 27% capture of the smartphone market is especially surprising considering it’s still not in Canada or Mexico, and is limited to only AT&T. While North America’s a huge market, it’s a big world, and if the numbers included international results, the picture would look just a little different. It’ll be interesting to see what Q4 looks like after the Christmas sales have all been tallied up…