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iPhone, BlackBerry lost market share to Android in spring

updated 12:55 pm EDT, Thu July 8, 2010

comScore reveals Incredible's effect on Apple, RIM

Both Apple and RIM lost smartphone market share to Google's Android platform this spring, comScore found today. Between February and May, the iPhone lost exactly one point of share to hit 24.4 percent of the US market while the BlackBerry dropped 0.4 points to reach 41.7 percent. Android's share, meanwhile, soared from nine percent to 13 percent -- a 44 percent relative jump in three months.

Microsoft and Palm continued their nonstop decline, as Windows Mobile sank to 13.2 percent of US phones and webOS dipped to 4.8 percent. In the overall phone business, RIM overtook Nokia for the first time: it leapt from 8.2 to 8.7 percent where Nokia almost exhibited the reverse, slumping to 8.1 percent. The top three held their spots, with Samsung leading at 22.4 percent, LG at 21.5 percent and Motorola at 21.2 percent.

The researchers didn't attempt to explain the results, but Android in the US was given a major lift by the launch of the Droid Incredible on Verizon. Although its continual sellouts are the results of display shortages, sustained demand has given Android a boost alongside ongoing strong sales of the original Droid and minor additions like the Motorola Backflip. Analysts were quick, however, to note that the counting by its nature wouldn't have covered the iPhone 4 launch, where Apple sold 1.7 million devices in just three days.

Also omitted from the most recent study are the Evo 4G, which launched to lineups in early June, and both the Droid X and Galaxy S, both of which go on sale within roughly one week.

By Electronista Staff


  1. lkrupp

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    Joined: May 2001


    More interesting...

    I'd like see some numbers regarding how at&t Android phones, like the Backflip and the HTC Aria are doing against the iPhone within at&t. In other words how is the iPhone faring on at&t's network against Android. This might give some insight as to what might happen if and when the iPhone becomes available on Verizon or other carrier.

    Oh, and before I forget. Apple is DOOMED!

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  1. wrenchy

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    Joined: Nov 2009



    Nothing but FUD, FUD, FUD.

    Android is c*** and cannot hold it's own against a superior platform like iOS.

    This must be some Google sponsored BS and a lousy attempt to sway the real market trend.

  1. Lifeisabeach

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    Joined: May 2010


    Well crunch those numbers again

    I'm pretty sure that the iPhone 4 launch re-established the iPhone's numbers as the top dog. 1.5 million devices sold on launch day alone should have in itself pretty much obliterated any traction gained by Android.

  1. ASIMO

    Mac Elite

    Joined: May 2002


    Crunchy numbers

    I suspect that much, if not nearly all, of those 1.7 million+ iphone 4 sales are current iphone users, so I wonder what market share impact the iphone 4 will have.

  1. luckyday

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    Why fight this guys? Its inevitable. Not necessarily because android is better but because its an open platform available with more carriers on more phones. Its apple in the 80s all over again.

  1. testudo

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    Joined: Aug 2001


    Re: Crunchy numbers

    I suspect that much, if not nearly all, of those 1.7 million+ iphone 4 sales are current iphone users, so I wonder what market share impact the iphone 4 will have.

    According to ATT week after the launch, 77% were upgraders.

  1. wrenchy

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    Joined: Nov 2009


    Loss of Market Share... only the beginning.

    The Little Green Robots are coming!

  1. nowwhatareyoulookingat

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    what's up with this?

    Who is still buying Wince phones? Microsoft has essentially decreed that no existed phones will be able to upgrade to 7.0 because 7.0 is only allowed to run on very specific hardware constraints, which current 6.5.x phones don't/can't use [basically, it must have exactly the same buttons as an iPhone].

    Is it just corporations with an IT department that decree's "and thy cell phone shall run Windows as well, and it shall only run Windows. A negative report will be placed in your employee file if you mention RIM, Apple, iPhone and/or iPod within 1 mile of any office of the corporation or any of it's subsidiaries or clients, or your own home".

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