Apple iPhone is the choice of Generation Y in the U.S.; Samsung is on top overall
Overall in the U.S., Korean based Samsung has a leading 24% of the U.S. Smartphone market followed by Apple with 18% and, quite shockingly, LG also with 18%. The difference is that while Apple attracts younger buyers, an amazing 22% of Golden Generation responders, aged 65 and up, said they have an LG smartphone (versus 6% for Apple and 27% for Samsung in the category). Would you be proud to see granny sportin' an LG Optimus G?
Motorola is fourth with 12% of the U.S.smartphone market and was, along with Samsung, the most consistent performer across the time-line. The Motorola DROID RAZR series has a model with a 3300mAh battery and even the non-MAXX Motorola DROID RAZR HD offers a 2530mAh battery that should last at least a whole day. Motorola makes its phones like tanks, which help attract the older users who are more prone to drop their handset on the floor. HTC rounds out the top 5 with 8% of the U.S.smartphone market. BlackBerry and Nokia and tied for sixth place with each owning 5% each.
source: ForresterResearch, ReadWrite via TUAW