Apple is inching closer to becomeing the world's dominant smartphone vendor, new research has revealed.
IDC's latest Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker observed that Nokia continues to shed market share.
In the first quarter of the year, Apple shipped 18.7 million smartphones, up from just 8.7 million a year ago.
This is a record number of shipments for a single quarter.
Nokia, meanwhile, shipped 24.2 million smartphones, which is up from 21.5 million a year ago.
Elsewhere, BlackBerry maker Research In Motion has increased its shipments last quarter, now owning a 14 per cent slice of the market.
Research In Motion has, in fact, unveiled two new BlackBerry Bold smartphones.
The new devices, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 and the 9930, feature a design that integrates a BlackBerry keyboard with a high resolution, capacitive touch screen. These are built on a new platform powered by the BlackBerry 7 operating system.
Posted by Andre Dixon