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RIM becomes fourth biggest phonemaker in the world

RIM's popular BlackBerry Bold QWERTY candybar

Even though it may feel like Apple is taking the mobile world by storm, the Cupertino-based company doesn't even crack the top five when it comes to global sales. A Canadian company, however, has cracked the top five, and that's none other than Research in Motion. This is huge news for the BlackBerry-maker, because Research in Motion is the only smartphone-focused cell phone company to make it into the top five internationally.

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Three-quarters of Japanese smartphones are Apple iPhones

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You know, before the iPhone launched in Japan, I thought it was going to be a disappointment for Steve Jobs and Apple. It wouldn't be a flop, but I didn't think it would achieve the same level of market penetration as it was able to enjoy in the United States. Oh boy, was I wrong. A study conducted by MM Research Institute has revealed that the iPhone has a 72.2% market share in Japan. There are 2.34 million iPhones in the land of the rising sun, representing a dominating force among smartphones.

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