RIM Claims Smartphone Market Share Win in December

By Gary Cutlack on at

BlackBerry maker RIM has issued a rather surprising boast, saying that it took the top spot for smartphone sales during December in the UK.

According to RIM, which quoted high street sales data compiled by analyst GfK, phones running the BlackBerry OS took 26.3 per cent of the UK smartphone market during December of 2011, with the company saying it also managed an average market share of 27.7 per cent per month throughout 2011.

RIM didn't issue the percentage shares achieved by its rival smartphone OS manufacturers like Apple or the numerous Android makers, mind, so we'll just have to take its word for it. [Reg Hardware]