We have some new numbers for smartphone shipments and not surprisingly, Samsung and Android are doing very very well. BlackBerry on the other hand is not faring so well. Not at all. BlackBerry may be on the road to privatization, but they are looking at selling the company, or maybe just a part of it to stop the bleeding. It is bleeding. Just look at the numbers.
According to ABI Research, 438 million handsets and 244 million smartphones shipped during the 3rd quarter of 2013. Samsung’s share grew to 35%, while Apple stayed level at 14%. Platform numbers have BlackBerry down at its lowest point at a meager 1.5% of worldwide shipments. Somebody call a medic. BB is practically going comatose.
Windows Phone had some nice growth up 165% year-on-year, finishing at 4% of global shipments and the number three platform. Nokia is basically the market for Microsoft, making up 95% of Windows Phone shipments. Android is still king, with shipments growing to 80.6% of the market.
ABI also says that Apple is expecting to ship 53 million iPhones during the holiday quarter. If that pans out, Apple is looking at a big drop in Q4 shipment market share. We will have to see what happens there. It could drop all the way to 18.7% market share which is down from 22.6% in Q4 2012.
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