The IDC has released their Q3 2012 report for the top smartphone vendors and Research In Motion has picked up the number three spot. Sitting behind only Apple and Samsung, RIM bumped Nokia out of the top-5 for the first time since 2004. RIM shipped 7.7 million units in Q3 of 2012 and trailed Apple with 26.9 million and Samsung with 56.3 million.
While BlackBerry 10 isn't due out for another few months, RIM should be able to stay in the running thanks to it's global sales and over 80 million subscribers. Both ZTE and HTC are hanging in close with 7.5 and 7.3 million units respectively.