Just got an interesting email from Juniper Research with some Q3 2013 smartphone shipment numbers. There were a total of over 250 million smartphones shipped which is up almost 49% from Q3 2012 and up 10% from Q2 2013.
No surprise are the top 2 players: Samsung shipped 85 million smartphones for a 34% market share. Apple sold 33.8 million -14%.
Is 14% marketshare going to be enough for Apple to maintain their ecosystem in the long term?
The surprise is that Nokia shipped 8.8 million Windows phones and 6 million Asha Smartphones for a market share of just under 6%. Breaking that down, Nokia's Windows phones accounted for 3.5% marketshare.
8.8 million is a lot of phones - Nokia is definitely building some momentum with Windows Phone but they still have a long way to go before they can challenge iOS for number 2.
LG clocked in at 12 million smartphones or 4.8% marketshare.
Actually, Huawei, ZTE, and LG shipped a combined 37 million phones for a marketshare of just under 15%.
Blackberry managed 3.7 million phones for a marketshare of 1.5%. Ouch.