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Over last 6 months Android's U.S. sales soar while BlackBerry's U.S. sales plunge

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Over last 6 months Android's U.S. sales soar while BlackBerry's U.S. sales plunge
In the U.S. smartphone market, there are three major trends: Android sales are up sharply, BlackBerry sales are down sharply and Apple iPhone sales remain steady. Over the last 6 months, according to Nielsen, Apple's share of the U.S. smartphone market had grown just a bit from 27.9% to 28.6%. Android has soared from a 15% slice of the pie to 25.8% while RIM's share has fallen sharply. RIM was in first place 6 months ago with 33.9% of sales and that figure is now 26.1%, dropping the manufacturer to 2nd place behind Apple and just a tad ahead of the hard charging Android.

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

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



Apple leads in U.S. smartphone marketshare over the last 6 months

Apple leads in U.S. smartphone marketshare over the last 6 months


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posted on 03 Jan 2011, 18:10 3

1. tedkord (Posts: 4275; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Ummmmm... 26.1%>25.8%

Statistically, a tie. Butg that still leaves RIM in 2nd place.

posted on 04 Jan 2011, 07:15 1

4. Sniggly (Posts: 6695; 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.

posted on 04 Jan 2011, 09:26 1

5. tedkord (Posts: 4275; 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.

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 19:49 1

2. BobbyTaba (Posts: 316; Member since: 11 Aug 2010)


Look at the graph retard

posted on 03 Jan 2011, 21:07 4

3. tedkord (Posts: 4275; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Doesn't matter how many graphs you look at, SpED. 26.1 will still be greater than 25.8.

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