RIM's OS leads U.S. Market Share with Apple trailing

RIM's OS leads U.S. Market Share with Apple trailing
A monthly survey taken by comScore shows that 36 million Americans own a smartphone while 196 million own a featurephone. As of October-the latest month that data is available-RIM was the leader in the U.S. with about 41%  (about 15 million users) of the OS market share. In second with 25% of the smartphone OS market share is Apple with Microsoft's Windows Mobile coming in third. The survey tracks U.S. mobile phone users over the age of 13. Palm, Symbian and Android round out the rest of the top 6.

The latest trend over the past three months ending in October shows tremendous growth by RIM and Apple. In the first week of November, the nation's top cellular carrier, Verizon, launched its first two Android devices as the Motorola DROID became a best seller with great reviews. This should change things dramatically when the survey is released next month and we should get a look at which OS is losing ground-if any-to Android.

source: comScore via FierceDeveloper (Chart), (Data)


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6 Comments

5. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

this report is from a different company, and it says only in the US. the other report was for worldwide sales... for the year ... i think.. not sure, but it was worldwide, not just US. Numbers can be skewed in any direction depending on exactly what variables you look at. Just think of how ATT makes its commercials.. lol. "Fastest network" (in 3 square miles of the US, lol), "worldwide coverage" (because of roaming agreements that all carriers have to some extent..phph), and "the most popular smartphone" (they mean the iphone which isnt really a true smartphone. it didnt even have MMS till a few months ago..lol. its getting closer, but its no workhorse like a BB and never will be)

4. artz1986

Posts: 453; Member since: Mar 11, 2009

Yea, considering there are like 6 or so updated BBerries hanging around, I'd say kudos to apple and their OS, it's taking an OS on 6 different devices to out number yours...

3. vzw fanman

Posts: 1977; Member since: Dec 11, 2008

congtats to blackberry.

1. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

this I find funny since I read a report on this very same F-ing website about a month and a half ago that said Apple was number one. BS

2. hawk62

Posts: 320; Member since: Nov 21, 2009

Number one PHONE or OS???? Apple sells 1 phone on 1 network. RIM sells a million different models of phones on ALL the networks.

6. phoneguy

Posts: 213; Member since: Jan 08, 2009

I know this. I was reffering to the lack of credibility and how redundant this website can be sometimes.

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