IDC published a study on 3Q11 smartphone shipments. Samsung took the top spot for in-quarter smartphone shipments on the back of Android. This correlates to a 223% year-over-year change. The big loser was Nokia-No surprise there. Overall the worldwide smartphone market expanded by just under 43% over 3Q10 results. Although impressive the results are lower than 2Q11′s growth of 66.7%.
Nokia is a disappointment as their year-over-year 3Q shipments were down 36.6%. This is especially a concern given that they have released four new models recently. My eye is on HTC over the next quarter as additional pressure will come with the Google/Motorola combination, Samsung’s continue growth and Apple’s typical holiday sales rush.
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