Report: Smartphone surge continues unabated in Q2

Smartphone market share Q2 2010The hottest segment in mobile keeps on growing. According to a new report from research firm Strategy Analytics, smartphone shipments rose 43 percent to a record 60 million units in the second quarter. Nokia (NYSE:NOK) continued to lead the market via its Symbian phones; the firm's smartphone market share jumped to 40.3 percent, according to the firm, up from 38.8 percent in the first quarter (but down slightly from 40.7 percent in the second quarter of 2009). Research In Motion's (NASDAQ:RIMM) market share stood at 18.8 percent, down slightly from 19.1 percent in the first quarter and 19.3 percent in the year-ago quarter. Meanwhile, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) took 14.1 percent market share, down from 15.9 percent in the first quarter but up solidly from 12.5 percent in the second quarter of 2009. Special feature

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