RIM captures more than half of smartphone market
By JOELLE TESSLER, AP Technology Writer
Mon Sep 8, 6:37 PM ET
WASHINGTON - Research in Motion Ltd. captured more than 50 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in the second quarter, up sharply from first-quarter levels, according to figures released Monday by technology research firm IDC.
Apple Inc., maker of the iPhone, and Palm Inc. both lost share in the second three months of the year.
The IDC numbers show that RIM, maker of the wildly popular BlackBerry wireless device, held 53.6 percent of the U.S. market for smartphones in the second quarter, up from 44.5 percent in the first quarter.