According to market watcher Canalys, some 2,320,840 iPhones shipped worldwide in Q4 2007, which equates to 6.5 percent of the smartphone market in that quarter. Nokia, while not so large in the US, had a commanding 52.9 percent of the smartphone market worldwide followed by RIM’s 11.4 percent.
The iPhone reached second place in the United States, trailing only RIM’s BlackBerry which accounted for 41 percent of the market and outselling Palm and all Windows Mobile devices combined. Not bad at all. But with only one design available, limited operator coverage, and a rather poor performance in Europe, one has to wonder whether Apple will manage to keep up.