comScore: Verizon's version of the Apple iPhone 4 most popular U.S. handset in February
posted by Alan F. / Apr 01, 2011, 11:28 PM
LG was flat during the second month of the year, ending February with a 20.6% piece of the U.S. cellphone pie. In the fourth spot was Motorola. The Schamburg, Illinois based manufacturer lost .9% of its market share to finish with a 16.1% share. Rounding out the U.S. Top 5 cellphone manufacturers is RIM as the Canadian company lost .2% to close February with an 8.6% share of the U.S. market.
No surprise when it comes to OS market share in the U.S. during February. Android rose 7% to control 33% of the market, followed by the 28.9% held by RIM in the U.S., despite a drop of 4.6% in the month. In February, Android and iOS were the only platforms to show growth in the States as the iOS OS added .2% to finish with a 25.2% total. The 4th and 5th largest platforms in the U.S. for February were Microsoft's 7.7% and the 2.8% controlled by webOS. The two lost 1.3% and 1.1% in market share respectively.
According to comScore, the CDMA version of the Apple iPhone 4 was "the most acquired handset in the month of February." According to the carrier, Verizon's launch of the CDMA iPhone was the biggest launch ever for the mobile operator.
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I had no idea LG sold as many total phones in the US as they did- the third manufacturer? Wow. I get so hung up discussing the high end scale of these devices I forget how much of the market is basic and feature phones. Kinda makes me wonder why more manufacturers do not compete for the dollars on the lower scale.
posted on Apr 02, 2011, 12:39 AM 0
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maybe because Isheep owners broke their apple toy and had to get another one every 2 weeks?
posted on Apr 02, 2011, 8:22 PM 0
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yea that's why because every iPhone owner buys a new one every couple of weeks. This says a lot about your beloved android phones. A 10 month old iPhone outsells every new droid on the market. CRUSHED.
posted on Apr 04, 2011, 11:48 AM 0
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If apple is so great why then is the thunderbolt Android phone said to be out selling the iPhone,?
posted on Apr 03, 2011, 6:21 PM 1
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Very unofficial reports made by a third party (small) analytics firm calling and asking reps what they sell. Keep in mind some reps sell their personal favorite more. Some are told to push new phones harder and the thunderbolt is new, this doesn't include online sales, and speaking to one in store rep at a couple dozen stores in far from an encompassing survey. Not saying theyre wrong. Thunderbolt might be outselling one version of the iPhone But take these reports with a grain of salt. Not to mention that it's still not outselling the iPhone 4 as a whole(gsm+CDMA)
posted on Apr 04, 2011, 9:08 AM 1
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