Nokia is still the world’s leading phone maker

iSuppli, a market research firm, published a report about the smartphone market state up to the II quarter of 2010.

According to iSuppli market share of Nokia grew from 38.5 per cent to 39.7 per cent, despite the fact that the company struggled within the United States.

BlackBerry-manufacturer RIM secured  second position, with total sales of 11.2 million phones. But, RIM’s share of the smartphone market slipped slightly from the first quarter to settle at 18.5 per cent.

Apple is the third, though its market share dropped from 15.7 per cent to 13.9 per cent in the second quarter.

The sharpest growth in market share was demonstrated by handset manufacturers HTC and Samsung. HTC sold a total of merely 4.9 million phones, but the figure represented a sharp growth of 63.1 per cent from the previous year. Now HTC holds an 8 per cent share of the market.

In the list prepared by iSuppli, Sony Ericsson, Sharp, NEC and Panasonic also remained among the top ten.