Where RIM and Motorola stand wrt their iPhone competitors

Courtesy, various sources and analyst forecasts, supported by the company announcements, here is how RIM and Motorola stand wrt their iPhone competitors in front of Apple:

Canada's Research In Motion has said that its smartphone sales would hit the low end of its projected 13.5 to 14.5 million in unit sales this quarter. Notably, RIM's forecast indicates that its high end smartphones like the BlackBerry Torch "have not sold so well. Hence it’s expected that when RIM does announce its final figures for the most recent quarter, it will be substantially below Apple's 18.65 million iPhones sold in the first three months of 2011.

RIM has said that RIM's new PlayBook tablet, aimed to compete against Apple's iPad, was selling 'in line with previous estimates.

In the just announced results, Motorola Mobility, has said that Motorola has shipped 9.3 million mobile devices, a marginal 9.4 percent increase over the year ago quarter where it sold 8.5 million. This again is about half of the Apple’s number for the same quarter. In addition, Motorola converted a much larger percentage of its mobile device sales from simple feature phones to smartphones. Notably, Apple's smartphone mix is 100 percent of its mobile phones. It only makes smartphones.

Sales of smartphones increased by 78.3 percent, from 2.3 million to 4.1 million, jumping from 27 percent of the company's mobile phone mix to 44 percent.

In US, which constitutes significantly in Apple’s numbers, behind Apple iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS, Motorola's Droid X is the third most popular smartphone. To make Apple more happy, NPD reported earlier today that Apple's Verizon launch had caused Google's Android platform to lose ground for the first time in the US. It stated Android had lost three percentage points of share in the US since last winter while RIM had lost 5 and Apple had gained 9 points. --------

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