The mobile handset market has notched up 346.2 million in handset shipments in 3Q-2010 and is set for a stellar performance in 2010, according to ABI Research.
The research firm said the mobile handset market has experienced a y-o-y growth of around 20% for the first three quarters of the year.
Smartphones vendors RIM, Apple, HTC and Motorola’s growth in market-share outperformed the market.
ABI Research expects this effect to continue into 4Q-2010 and 2011.
According to the market researcher, Apple and RIM have increased their market-shares to 4.1% and 4% respectively.
While Samsung demonstrated quarterly growth (to 20.6%), other vendors contracted: Nokia (31.9%), LG (8.2%), Sony-Ericsson (3%), Motorola (2.6%).