According to International Data Corp., a research firm that is based in the United States, the increase was around 144.9 versus the 101.7 million units during the same time last year. According to IDC, the drop in HTC's annual shipments was 23.3% amounting to 6.9 million units from the months of January to March.
The figures of HTC were way below the 8.9% market share and the 9 million units it posted in quarter one of 2011. According to the report, the struggles of HTC in the United States market had once again affected its entire performance negatively. But, HTC's comparatively strong Asia-Pacific performance allowed it to keep its position as one of the top five vendors of smartphones.
In the meantime, Samsung took the leadership spot for smartphones from Apple with its record shipments of 42.2 million units which consists 29.1% market share in a single quarter. On the other hand, Apple only shipped 35.1 million units which comprise 24.2% market share.
Nokia took the top three spot with a market share of 8.2% for a total shipping of 11.9 million handsets during the same period. That performance is a fall of 50.8% from its 24.2 million units during quarter one of the previous year, said the IDC.
Research in Motion (RIM) was in the fourth spot with a share of 6.7%. The company saw a 29.7% drop in its yearly shipments from 13.8 to 9.7 million units. Just like Nokia, Blackberry is also experiencing a company change according to the IDC.