Via Businessweek, IDC reports that Nokia is the undisputed champ in the smartphone market. Responsible for 48% of the 80 million smartphones shipped last year, they dwarf every other competitors in the category. The next closest competitor, RIM, claimed 7.5% of the market. With overall market growth of 42%, the smartphone market is alive and healthy.
BusinessWeek's audience is the investor, so naturally they break out these statistics by vendor. Even more useful to software developers like us would have been a breakout by platform. Which OS was the dominant OS? RIM, Microsoft or Symbian?