Android Gains Mobile Share, RIM Still On Top

Posted: Mar 11 2010, 11:43am CST | by , Updated: Aug 11 2010, 7:58pm CDT, in News | Technology News

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Earlier this week comScore posted their January 2010 U.S. Mobile subscriber market share. This showed the change in overall % of mobile subscribers from October of 2009 to January of 2010. RIM is still on top, with 43% of the market, an increase of 1.7% since October.

Apple has seen healthy, albeit slower, growth as well. They're up to 25.1%, a .3% bump. Android is the OS that has seen the fastest rate of growth, although their total share is still very slamm. They increased from 2.8% to 7.1% in just three months. That's a 4.3% leap in a short period of time, something none of Android's competitors can claim. It's clear that this list will look very different by January 2011.

Palm and Microsoft both saw substantial dives in their share. Microsoft now controls just 15.7% of the market, a 4% drop. Palm is down to 5.7%, a drop of 2.1%. While the Windows Phone Series 7 has decent odds to reverse or at least stall those loses for Microsoft, Palm has nothing on the horizon that seems capable of fixing things.

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