By Marcus Leach

Data from the Strategy Analytics report has shown that mobile phone shipments have increased 13% for the second quarter to 361 million handsets.

Apple, unsurprisingly, overtook Nokia and Samsung to establish themselves as the biggest vendor of smartphones, with combined volume reaching 110 million units.

However, Nokia did remain as the biggest maker of all handset types, although volume fell by 20% to 88.5 million units.

Nokia's market share dipped to 25% - which is its lowest level since 1999.

"An unexciting touchphone portfolio, inventory corrections in Asia and Western Europe, wavering demand for the Symbian platform and limited presence in the huge US market continue to weigh on Nokia's near-term performance," the report said.

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