"HTC was tops in U.S. smartphone shipment share for the first time in the third quarter as Research In Motion (RIM) and Apple lost share sequentially over the past few quarters, research and consulting company Canalys found.
Among the top five smartphone vendors by unit shipments, HTC boosted its share to 22.9 percent in the third quarter, followed by Samsung at 22 percent, Apple at 20.1 percent, RIM at 11.4 percent, and Motorola at 7.9 percent. LG did not make the top five in U.S. shipment share, according to Canalys quarter-by-quarter shipment numbers supplied to TWICE by a wireless company. (See table.)
Canalys also found that the top five smartphone shippers in the third quarter accounted for 84 percent of total U.S. smartphone shipments. "