BlackBerry not falling behind after all?

BlackBerry not falling behind after all?
While recent research has indicated that the Android OS is on its way to surpassing BlackBerry, a study from Statcounter seems to indicate otherwise.

The study measures the global Web presence of different operating systems based on their visits to a registry of over 3 million websites. According to the results, BlackBerry is growing on pace with Android, with their Web presence doubling over the last year.

These results are very different from comScore analysis which estimated that BlackBerry lost about 4.4% of their U.S. market share between April, 2009 and July, 2010. In the same period of time, comScore estimated that Android gained 41.7% above their previous market share.

How do we rectify this discrepancy? One possible explanation is that BlackBerry 6 allowed faster and greater browsing, but that would have only affected recent months, and only the BlackBerry Torch. Here are some more likely explanations: 1) While Android is taking from BlackBerry in the U.S., the two are growing more evenly abroad; and 2) The websites in the registry are such that the increased Android use over BlackBerry is somehow unreflected.

What do you think?

source: Pingdom via Electronista



1. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

Tit for tat. Apples and oranges. But witch would bad ass Mel Gibson use I wonder.

2. MIGGY PLATTUS unregistered

Hey dummy, which or witch?!?!?! YOU=FAIL

4. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

actually that was the iphone 4 predictive typo failure.

5. messiah

Posts: 438; Member since: Feb 19, 2010

with commentary as accurate as my writing is, I qualify to be a P.A. editor, eh? ;)

6. VZWbamf

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2009


3. ibap

Posts: 867; Member since: Sep 09, 2009

I always wondered about the characterization of BBs as corporate. I know so many individuals that have chosen BBs over several phone upgrade cycles. There is something there that the buzz misses. Could it be functionality over games and hype? (I'm not currently a BB user, contemplating Android for next phone.)

7. VZWbamf

Posts: 61; Member since: Oct 11, 2009

As a sales rep selling both operating systems on a daily basis, I would say that Android is WAY surpassing BB. We still sell lots of BBs, especially to business customers, but Android devices fly off the shelf much more frequently.

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