Over 55m smartphones shipped in Q1

Nokia leads the way, taking over a third of the market
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Smartphone shipments reached 55.2 million in the first quarter of the year, representing a 67 per cent year-on-year increase.

According to Canalys, Nokia took a 38.8 per cent market share with 21.4 million shipments, followed by RIM's 19.2 per cent (10.6 million) and Apple's 15.9 per cent (8.8 million).

HTC came fourth with a market share of 5.1 per cent based on 2.8 million shipments, followed by Motorola's 4.7 per cent with 2.6 million.

"For the first time, touch-screens represented over 50 per cent of Nokia’s smart phone shipments this quarter, which were historically dominated by the keypad-based candy bar form factors," said Canalys' Chris Jones.

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