Apple has the lead in the US smart phone market with a 26% market share. In the third quarter of this year, the smart phone market grew a whopping 95% over the same quarter a year ago to 80.9 million shipped units--that's a whole heck of a lot of people adopting smart phones. Apple's performance this year saw its market share grow 17% worldwide, with RIM trailing behind in worldwide sales.
The biggest surprise in the analytics was the claim that Nokia was leading the way in the smartphone revolution. Apparently, the Nokia Symbian mobile operating system is still leading the way worldwide, with 37 of 56 countries reporting Symbian as the front runner. Of course, this will all change drastically as we head into the new year because of competition from companies like Microsoft who are bringing their own smart phones to the game. It'll be interesting to see how the iPhone 4 is adopted in other countries as Apple's market share grows exponentionally.