1. Entertainment72's Avatar
    ComScore: Apple Gains US Smart Phone Share
    Apple Inc.'s iPhone gained a percentage point of U.S. smart phone market share while BlackBerry maker Research in Motion Inc. lost a point in the last three months of 2009, according to research group comScore Inc.

    ComScore reported Monday that the BlackBerry is still the most widely used smart phone system in the U.S., with 41.6 percent of the market one point less than in the previous quarter.

    At the same time, Apple gained 1.2 percentage points to reach 25.3 percent of the U.S. smart phone market.

    Microsoft Corp., the No. 3 smart phone software provider, held 18 percent of the market, followed by Palm Inc. with 6.1 percent and Google Inc. with 5.2 percent.

    Motorola Inc. remained the top overall handset hardware maker in the quarter, with 23.5 percent market share. Its closest competitors, LG Electronics and Samsung, made 21.9 percent and 21.2 percent of all phones used in the U.S., followed by Nokia Corp. and RIM.
    02-09-10 07:52 AM
  2. dcgore's Avatar
    I am not surprised about these numbers, what it is interesting to see is that RIM lost to apple. It is fair to say that there's a few out there that have adopted Android, so my question is, what device did these consumers left to get on the android boat?
    02-09-10 08:17 AM
  3. Entertainment72's Avatar
    My guess would be more consumers left RIM (more model blackberries available thus the 41.6% market share) than Apple for Android devices.
    02-09-10 08:32 AM