comScore: Verizon's version of the Apple iPhone 4 most popular U.S. handset in February

comScore: Verizon's version of the Apple iPhone 4 most popular U.S. handset in February
According to market researcher comScore, Apple increased its market share by .9% in the U.S. cellphone market (not just smartphones) in February. That was the largest increase for the month among the nation's top 5 manufacturers and brought Apple's share of the U.S. cellphone market to 7.5%. Samsung owned the top spot with 24.8%, a gain of .3% for the month.

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.

source: AppleInsider

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12 Comments

1. Kjayhawk

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 07, 2010

REALLY!!!! WOW! that was a surprise.... Still good to see the sale numbers

2. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

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.

4. TKFox007

Posts: 303; Member since: Nov 02, 2010

Well duh

5. AppleFUD unregistered

Oh yeah. . now that the iPhone is on Verizon it will dominate. . . and destroy Android. /s

6. SemperFiV12

Posts: 949; Member since: Nov 09, 2010

In the month of February... WOW. Articles are becoming less and less worthwhile.

7. luis_lopez_351

Posts: 951; Member since: Nov 18, 2010

maybe because Isheep owners broke their apple toy and had to get another one every 2 weeks?

14. taco50

Posts: 5506; Member since: Oct 08, 2009

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.

10. QWIKSTRIKE

Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

If apple is so great why then is the thunderbolt Android phone said to be out selling the iPhone,?

11. goapple! unregistered

Thats not saying much when your brand new model android 4g phone is just now hardly out selling a 10 month old Iphone!! Id like to see any android phone sell as many devices as apple did with one model of phone!

12. clevername

Posts: 1436; Member since: Jul 11, 2008

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)

13. jinwons

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 24, 2010

Very simple. Thunderbolt was released in March. So there was no sales in February.

15. cmt unregistered

bro, lets not bring logic into this

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