Apple now the global leader in sales of mobile computers

Apple surpassed HP in worldwide sales of mobile computers in the second quarter of 2011 according to a recent report by Displaysearch.

The research company is reporting that shipments of Apple mobile computers surpassed 13.5 million units in the April to June timeframe, an increase of 136% over the same period of 2010.

Apple is North American leader in Mobile PC sales

Apple was the top seller of mobile PCs in North America during the third quarter of 2010 and the number three seller worldwide according to according to preliminary results from the DisplaySearch Quarterly Mobile PC Shipment and Forecast Report.

Capturing a 12.4% share of global mobile PC shipments in the July to September timeframe, Apple is benefiting from the iPad Effect, which continues to shake up the mobile PC market.