Remains ahead of iPhone too
In what is just the latest unfortunate statistic for Blackberry, Nielsen now shows that more Android phones are being sold on a monthly basis than Blackberries.
It also continues to sell more than the iPhone, but that has been the case for several months. The bigger deal is how much the Android sales curve is going up and how rapidly it's now going down for Research in Motion.
These facts are according to Nielsen's data for "recent acquirers" of mobile phones. Android took 32% of all new phone purchases in August. Blackberry and iOS were both around 25%.
Just a few months ago, though, those numbers were very different. In June, Blackberry had 35% to Android's 21%, and going back to the beginning of the year Blackberry had a 20 point lead over Android.
The chart above shows just how rapidly things are changing in the mobile space.
For RIM, it's a big concern. The very fast drop may have to do with the fact that business customers have just recently stopped mindlessly buying Blackberries and are starting to go with Android and the iPhone instead. That's a huge blow to the company that used to have a veritable monopoly on that market.