Find: HTC soars, RIM stumbles in latest US smartphone shipments

Us smartphones by device maker: htc, apple, rim. Rim is at 10%. 

HTC soars, RIM stumbles in latest US smartphone shipments


HTC has become the top US smartphone hardware vendor by shipments, moving ahead of Samsung and Apple, while Research In Motion has fallen below 10 percent share of the US market after holding nearly a quarter of it just a year ago, according to Canalys.

Measuring by shipments to retailers and carriers—rather than by sales to end users—HTC shipped more than 5.7 million smartphones in the United States in the third quarter of 2011, giving it nearly a quarter of the market, Canalys said. Next in line, “Samsung pushed Apple into third place in the US market, with shipments of its own brand devices reaching 4.9 million units,” the research firm reports. “Apple’s US smartphone shipments totaled 4.6 million in the quarter and it was affected around the world by consumers waiting for the launch of the next-generation iPhone.” Canalys credited HTC’s success, which comes largely in the United States, to “compelling and differentiated products” across the major carriers, including a strong range of 4G Android phones.

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