Samsung blows past Apple and Nokia, becomes No. 1 smartphone vendor [Telecom]

HTC takes top smartphone spot in U.S. according to Q3 data from Canalys

"Samsung blew past Apple and Nokia in the third quarter to become the > No. 1 smartphone vendor in the world, but another emerging smartphone > vendor stole the top spot in the U.S. according to a new report. > Market research firm Canalys on Monday released country-level > smartphone shipment estimates and according to its figures, HTC > shipped 5.7 million own-brand smartphones and another 700,000 > T-Mobile-branded handsets in the U.S. last quarter to take the top > spot with 6.4 million total devices shipped. Samsung shipped 4.9 > million smartphones in the U.S. last quarter according to Canalys, and > Apple shipped 4.6 million iPhones to slide to the No. 3 spot. "However > you count it, HTC has become a deserved leader in the US smart phone > market," said Canalys analyst Chris Jones in a statement. "This is an > awesome achievement for HTC, which has built a premium brand in a > highly competitive market in just a few short years. It now has a > strong range of 4G Android products, with devices ranged by each of > the major carriers, and offers some of the most compelling and > differentiated products found on the platform today."

The remainder of the article at the above URL is the full press release from Canalys.

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