According to the latest data published by the International Data Corporation (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, worldwide smartphone market increased 79.7% from one year ago. Phone makers shipped 99.6 million units from January to March 2011, compared to the same period one year ago, phone manufacturers shipped only 55.4 million units (an increase of 44.2 million units).
Based on data from IDC, phone maker Nokia remains the top vendor as the European phone maker shipped a total of 24.2 million units representing 24.3% share of worldwide market. The number two phone maker for the quarter was Apple as the most valuable technology company in the world shipped about 18.7 million units of its popular iPhones, representing 18.7% share. Another old-timer RIM BlackBerry delivered 13.9 million units during the first quarter of 2011, representing 14.0% share.
(Table: IDC via businesswire.com)