Canalys reports that the smartphone market continues to thrive, with some 40m units shipped in the third quarter. The smartphone segment now accounts for about 13% of the global handset market, and was recently shaked up by the introduction of the iPhone. Apple realized a very good performance, displacing RIM from the second place and jumping to a 17% market share, practically from scratch. Apple is second to Nokia which controls 39% of the market and shipped some 15.5 m units in the quarter; RIM had a 15% market share. Apple delivered 6.9m units and RIM 6m units. Motorola is a distanced fourth player with 6% market share and 2.3m units shipped, with HTC on its heels.