CIRP data shows BlackBerry with 0% of the U.S. market

CIRP data shows BlackBerry with 0% of the U.S. market
It was one year ago today that the BlackBerry Z10 was announced by the Canadian manufacturer, kicking off the BlackBerry 10 era. Now, a report from CIRP showing a breakdown of fourth quarter phone activations in the U.S. by operating systems, reveals that BlackBerry essentially has no share of the market in the states.

According to the data, Apple's iOS narrowly edged out Android by a 48% to 46% count, for the U.S.lead. Windows Phone was next with a 3% share while featurephones made up 3% of the U.S. mobile phone market. Josh Lowitz, a partner and co-founder of CIRP, credited the launch of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c a couple of weeks before the start of the quarter, as the catalyst for iOS' push above Android. Last quarter, iOS accounted for only 34% of handset activations in the states.

Another CIRP partner and co-founder, Mike Levin, says that iOS users are paying more per month for phone service. Over 50% spend more than $100 a month while only one third of Android users pay their carrier that much. And while a quarter of Android users pay their carrier less than $25 a month for service, that statement applies to only 7% of those using iOS.

source: CIRP via BGR

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