Strategy Analytics (SA) said there were 54 million smartphones have shipped in this quarter, or 18% of total handset sales.
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"This is the strongest over the three year period and the high value of the smartphone market with handsets has led the industry out of a recession," said SA in a statement.
"Sales have been driven by healthy of operators subsidize, strong competition among operators, as well as the development of low-price model that uses the operating software such as Symbian and Android," they explained.
SA said that part of Apple's iPhone manufacturer, increased drastically to 16.4% from 10.6% last year.
On the other hand, the mobile phone market leader Nokia, also increased from 38.2% to 40%. However, RIM BlackBerry producing decreased to 19.7% from 20.3%.
However, the development of Nokia comes from sacrifice profit margins. It's like the company disclosed last week that the average price of smartphones will slip about 17% from the previous quarter to only 155 euros
This is much when compared with the price of the iPhone is more than U.S. $ 600.