Apple iPhone shipments surged 131.6 percent in the first quarter over the same period last year, according to a report released Friday.
Market researcher IDC said 8.8 million iPhones shipped in the first quarter, compared with 3.8 million in year-ago period. The boost in shipments places Apple in third spot among smartphone vendors with 16.1 percent market share, behind No. 1 Nokia with 39.3 percent and No. 2 Research In Motion with 19.3 percent. HTC came in at No. 4, at 4.8 percent, and Motorola was No. 5 with 4.2 percent share. … Read more