iPhone Sales Dominate Smart Phone Market

Sep. 5.07 | About: Apple Inc. (AAPL)

By Carl Howe

iSuppli noted yesterday that Apple's (NASDAQ:AAPL) iPhone outsold all other smartphones in July, outpacing the entire Research in Motion (RIMM) Blackberry series, the entire Palm (PALM) series, and any individual smartphone model from Samsung, Nokia (NYSE:NOK), or Motorola (MOT_. So much for Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT) CEO Steve Ballmer's claim that "There's no chance the iPhone is going to get any significant market share. No chance."

If the iPhone has no chance of any significant market share, where does that leave Windows Mobile phones, given that a single model of iPhone just outsold them?

Now iSuppli quote does not directly make the comparison between iPhone sales and all Windows Mobile sales (although one can draw that conclusion, based upon the fact that Windows Mobile sales overall are smaller than Blackberry sales overall). But they did say the following:

"While iSuppli has not collected historical information on this topic, it's likely that the speed of the iPhone's rise to competitive dominance in its segment is unprecedented in the history of the mobile-handset market," iSuppli said.

Anyone who has been discounting Apple's entry into the cell phone market as not important might want to re-evaluate their position.