Apple and Research In Motion accounted for only 3% of all mobile handsets sold last year, but generated 35% of operating profits. The analyst predicts that their share will rise to 5% of handsets and 58% of total operating profits this year. By contrast, Nokia made 46% of handsets sold last year, and trousered 55% of the profits, showing that it’s making smaller margins on its more basic handsets than RIM and Apple are on their smartphones.

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