RIM dominates U.S. smartphone market in Q1 2008

According to the latest IDC numbers, RIM now dominates the U.S. smartphone market. RIM’s marketshare of smartphones reached 44.5 percent in the first quarter of 2008, up from 35.1 in the last quarter of 2008. The growth is due largely to the fact that RIM has managed to expand its audience from business users to include ‘prosumers’.

Other companies that saw increased marketshare were Palm which increased its share to 13.4 from 7.9 percent thanks to the strength of the Palm Centro and Samsung which rose from 5.1 to 8.6 percent.

Other companies were not so lucky. The Apple iPhone saw its own marketshare drop to 19.2 percent down from 26.7 percent while Motorola dwindled to a mere 2.6 percent (from 7.5 percent) and HTC which dropped to 4.1 percent from 7.9 percent.

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