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iPhone OS shows largest market share growth in 2009

0. phoneArena posted on 24 Feb 2010, 03:48

Research firm Gartner has tallied up smartphone sales for 2009 and has computed that the iPhone OS, with a 6.2% gain in market share, had the biggest increase...

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posted on 20 Oct 2010, 01:45

1. ILOVEtechnology (unregistered)

How is the symbian OS? I have never used it before.Maybe its just me but don't you guys think that Nokia isn't that big in the US

posted on 24 Feb 2010, 07:57

2. Kappy (Posts: 108; Member since: 14 Dec 2009)

It isn't that popular. There are a few articles if you google Nokia/US (or something like that) on why Nokia doesn't sell many phones in the US and why they aren't so popular. However, Nokia has said they plan on turning things around and offering more phones on all US carriers to tap into the US marketshare. I expect they will have more of an influence with LTE. I feel like the US is too spreadout (CDMA, GSM, all the different frequencies, wimax, and soon LTE) with their technologies compared to Europe and other locations in the world. I think that keeps some manufacturers (like Nokia) from getting heavily involved. I could be completely wrong, but just my opinion.

posted on 24 Feb 2010, 10:43

3. ILOVEtechnology (unregistered)

I know for a fact that cellphones in europe use mostly GSM networks. CDMA is found in some parts of south america but the majority is GSM. I really don't like nokia from what I have. I feel the same way as Samsung.I like companies that make their own phones and OS, because it makes it better overall experience!

posted on 24 Feb 2010, 16:07

4. rwolf1984 (Posts: 532; Member since: 06 Jun 2009)

This is good news for iPhone and Blackberry. . .Bad news for Nokia and WinMo. We will have a better picture of WebOS and Android's market share next year. As long as VZW keeps up the blackberry BOGO that will keep RIM in business, lol. Android will probably be close to 7-10% for 2010. If Apple releases a new handset it will bump up a few % points. WinMo will drop to 4-6%. Since Nokia has closed its flagship stores in the US...the trend will continue and they'll lose a few points. Linux phones. . .wtf!! The growth will continue to be in BB, GOOGLE, and APPLE. 2011 we'll be able to see some real Windows 7 series numbers. . .

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