The Rise of Apple, RIM, and HTC Among Phone-Makers

Another great piece by Horace Dediu:

If you look at the league table, RIM, HTC and Apple were at the bottom three years ago and now they are either in the top or the middle. RIM in particular deserves credit for reaching the fourth spot and staying there. HTC also has shown a late surge to fifth passing LG, Motorola and Sony Ericsson in the process.

Combined, these vendors went from taking in about one dollar in 20 (6%) in Q2 2007 to nearly half the money (46%) in Q1 2011.

This chart, in particular, I find interesting.

Friday, 13 May 2011