While still trailing significantly behind Nokia, Apple has passed RIM’s Blackberry to become the number two smartphone vendor in Europe, according to estimates made by Canalys.  The market share increase is staggering (over 1000% growth)!

Other interesting stats: Apple’s iPhoneOS accounts for 13.7% of global handsets.  In the US, the iPhone is 23.3% of smartphones (compared to Blackberry with over 50%).  In Asia, Sharp and Fujitsu trail Nokia who has over 50% of the market.

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