And Now IDC’s Smartphone Numbers

This morning IDC put out its global smartphone market share figures. The company said that the smartphone market grew at more than double the rate in Q1 of the overall mobile handset market:

According to the International Data Corporation . . . vendors shipped a total of 54.7 million units in the first quarter of 2010 (1Q10), up 56.7% from the same quarter a year ago. In contrast, the overall mobile phone market grew 21.7%. Converged mobile devices accounted for 18.8% of all mobile phones shipped in 1Q10, up slightly from 14.4% in 1Q09.

With an improving economy, all endors shipped more units though there were some share shifts according to IDC:

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Nokia shipped more units but remained flat in terms of market share. RIM lost share and Apple and Motorola grew, Apple dramatically. The HTC and Motorola numbers are largely (though not 100%) surrogates for Android.