IDC: RIM Bounces Moto from Top 5 OEMs

IDC has released mobile handset estimates for Q1, saying that the market is rebounding from last year with almost 22% growth. Smartphones lead the way:

Growing demand for smartphones also helped Research In Motion (RIM) move into the top 5 vendor rankings for the first time. RIM, which replaced Motorola in the top 5, tied Sony Ericsson for the number 4 position in IDC's 1Q10 vendor rankings. RIM shipped 10.6 million units in the first quarter while Motorola, which had been a top 5 vendor since the inception of IDC's Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker in 2004, shipped 8.5 million units. Motorola, the number 2 overall vendor in 2004, registered a fifth place finish last year by virtue of its overall strength in the lower-growth traditional mobile phone category. Motorola has steadily lost share since 2004 when the market started its shift toward higher-end feature phones and smartphones. The ongoing shift has given rise to converged mobile device vendors such as RIM and Apple.

 Here's the global Q1 handset OEM hierarchy according to IDC (unfortunately there are no smartphone figures here):

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As mentioned Motorola was bounded from the top 5 by RIM.