It took less than four years, but Apple has overtaken Nokia as the number-one handset maker by revenue — and it wasn’t even a squeaker:
The significant achievement was noted on Thursday by research firm Strategy Analytics. According to Reuters, Apple’s iPhone revenue of $11.9 billion surpassed Nokia, which saw its revenue shrink to $9.4 billion.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again — Google makes Android, but Apple makes money.
Also, Nokia appears to be doomed. They’ve bet the farm on Windows Phone 7, which is on almost nobody’s radar. At best, WP7 might slip in below Android, giving Google somebody to beat them in the race-to-the-bottom.