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How iPhone joined the big boys

October 29, 2010: 11:29 AM ET

Source: Asymco

Asymco's Horace Dediu, whose spreadsheets of mobile phone data are a seemingly endless source of colorful and informative charts, has produced this one to commemorate Apple's (AAPL) ascension into the top tier of mobile phone -- not just smartphone -- manufacturers (see The iPhone is No. 4).

What strikes me in the chart above is how large Nokia's (NOK) lead still is, how far Motorola (MOT) has fallen and how much room Apple has to grow.

To see Dediu's chart of mobile phone market share over time, click here.

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
Philip Elmer-DeWitt
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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