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The iPhone accounted for more than 10% of US mobile phones in October

Written by Rich Fiscus (Google+) @ 05 Dec 2011 14:44 User comments (1)

The iPhone accounted for more than 10% of US mobile phones in October According to the latest numbers from comScore, the iPhone accounted for more than 10% of US mobile subscribers in October. Their 10.8% subscriber share was up from 9.5% a month earlier.
Keep in mind, this is an accounting of phones in use, rather than sales.

By comparison, Samsung phones were used by 25.5% of US subscribers, but that includes both smartphones and feature phones. Despite the sales gains in smartphones they have made in recent months, their usage share was unchanged from September.

Other companies whose phones were used by more Americans in October were LG and Motorola, but the trend for both companies was a slight downturn of 0.3% and 0.5% respectively.

At the same time, overall Android usage was up from a month earlier, accounting for 46.3% of smartphones compared to 41.9% in September. However, that gain didn't come at the expense of Apple, whose phones accounted for 28.1% of usage, compared to 27.1% in September.

Not surprisingly, the biggest loser was RIM. They dropped from a share of 21.7% in September to 17.2% in October.

Interestingly, Microsoft's share of the smartphone OS market declined slightly as well, dropping from 5.7% in September to 5.4% in October. That number wasn't broken out by Windows Phone vs older Windows Mobile devices, but presumably the vast majority of those legacy phones have already been retired.

Symbian, which never had a significant presence in the US to begin with, dropped from 1.9% to 1.6%.

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19.12.2011 15:13

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