Over last 6 months Android's U.S. sales soar while BlackBerry's U.S. sales plunge
What about the market share for phones just acquired in the last 6 months? The numbers are eerily similar to market share performance as the Apple iPhone accounted for 26.9% of smartphone sales, up from 20.9% in the last 6 months. During the same period Android surged from 27.8% of new U.S smartphones purchased to 40.8% and RIM dropped from #1 to #3.
Right now, Android has the attention in the U.S and with dual-core driven Android models coming and Gingerbread powered phones on the way, things could still improve for Google's open source OS. Where would Android take more percentage from? RIM continues to be a strong possibility.
source: GigaOm via androinica
Looking at the choice of recent acquirers of smartphones in the last 6 months, Android has a better than 40% share in the U.S. smartphone market
1. tedkord (Posts: 3410; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Statistically, a tie. Butg that still leaves RIM in 2nd place.
4. Sniggly (Posts: 6198; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
FYI, for that particular set of statistics they already said RIM is still in second place. It was for the OTHER set of statistics, where RIM only made up 19 percent of NEW smartphone sales over the last six months, where it ended up in third place.
So unfortunately, you did fail at reading comprehension. But it's no reason for the other guy to call you a retard.
5. tedkord (Posts: 3410; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Actually, the original story stated that RIM was in third place with the 26.1%, behind Android's 25.8%. After I posted my comment, PA changed the wording of the story to read correctly (second place).
Makes me look foolish, but at the time I was right. When the other fellow called me a retard, the story still said third place (I re-read at the time to be sure). MY reading comprehension was spot on - his was retarded.
PhoneArena - when you make a correction like that, you should notate it, or acknowledge it in the comments.
3. tedkord (Posts: 3410; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)
Doesn't matter how many graphs you look at, SpED. 26.1 will still be greater than 25.8.