IDC has announced the mobile phone manufacturer market share numbers for Q3 2008.
While Nokia continues to lead with a global market share of 39.4%, Samsung, in second place with 17.3%, shows the most remarkable gain: 21.6% over Q2 2008. This gain came largely at the expense of third and fourth placed Sony Ericsson and Motorola, who lost 0.8% and 31.7% respectively as compared to Q2 2008. LG is in fifth place.
The IDC report also confirms that Apple is now the sixth-largest global vendor by volume and third by revenue.