According to the Q3, 2011 report by Canalys, HTC is now the leading smartphone vendor in the US, taking into account the shipments. HTC shipped about 5.7 million devices under its own brand and about 70,000 devices under the T-Mobile brand. The second and third spot in the US were taken by Samsung and Apple, with 4.9 million and 4.6 million units shipped respectively.
Meanwhile, Samsung has gone on to become the leading smartphone vendor in the world. By 'the world' we mean the APAC, Western Europe and Latin America regions, pushing Nokia, Apple and RIM to the second, third and fourth position respectively. Samsung shipped 27.3 million units to these markets and now has a 23% market share.
Apple's performance wasn't quite exciting in this quarter but you can expect the company to fight back in the Q4, 2011 results, thanks to the staggering sales of the iPhone 4S.
HTC - My Fav brand !! :D
Not sure that I agree with you. HTC were making "smart phones" long before apple entered the equation. The HTC Athena, for example, was vastly superior to the first iPhone. Personally, i have always admired HTC for taking ri...