Research In Motion has taken third place as the most purchased brand of smartphone in Q3 2012, knocking Nokia out of the top 5. Yesterday the IDC released the worldwide smartphone shipments for Q3 of 2012. Smartphone shipments have hit 179.7 Million phones! Out of the 179.7 million phones shipped RIM has landed in third with a 4.3% or 7.7 million units Apple with 15% and with Samsung with 31% of the shipped units.
Looking forward to Q4 Research In Motion could be dim, but come Q1 of 2013 everyone better lookout as RIM will be launching BlackBerry 10 to the masses!