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iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« on: January 09, 2011, 06:25:37 am »
http://www.techspot.com/news/41896-android-passes-iphone-in-the-us.html



Android passes iPhone in the US
By Emil Protalinski, TechSpot.com
Published: January 7, 2011, 3:38 PM EST

61.5 million people in the US owned smartphones during the three months ending in November 2010, up 10 percent from the preceding three-month period. For the first time, more Americans are using phones running Google's Android operating system than Apple's iPhone, but RIM's BlackBerry is still in first place, according to comScore.
RIM fell from 37.6 percent to 33.5 percent market share of smartphones, Google captured second place among smartphone platforms by moving from 19.6 percent to 26.0 percent of US smartphone subscribers, and Apple slipped to third despite its growth from 24.2 percent to 25.0 percent of the market. Microsoft, in fourth place, fell into single digits from 10.8 percent to 9.0 percent while Palm was still last and further slipped from 4.6 percent to 3.9 percent.





It seems that our prediction last month that Android would pass iOS before iOS caught up to BlackBerry has come to pass. All that remains to be seen is how quickly Android will grab first place, and whether BlackBerry will be able to keep the iPhone from taking back second place. We'll have to wait a little longer to see data for December to get a picture of how 2010 finished.
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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #1 on: January 09, 2011, 09:01:28 am »
roflmao...nuff said.  :biggrin:

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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #2 on: January 09, 2011, 11:48:15 am »
Waits for denial post.
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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #3 on: January 09, 2011, 12:28:25 pm »
Android is available on all carriers and more phones, this was only a matter of time.  Should be interesting though when the Verizon numbers start to come it. =)  Death to RIM!

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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #4 on: January 09, 2011, 01:40:23 pm »
Which Android and which Blackberry? If you put the name Android and Blackberry on every cheap model of phone you put out on the market it's going to help your sales a lot. Now if you compare Apples to Apples things would look quite differently.
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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #5 on: January 09, 2011, 02:06:50 pm »
There was just an article showing how iOS devices are dominating the market as a whole.  orange = banana

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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #6 on: January 09, 2011, 02:13:00 pm »
I would be willing to bet that cheap phones that only make phone calls and prepaid cell phones sell more than Blackberrys and sell more than Androids too.
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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #7 on: January 09, 2011, 02:40:08 pm »
Of course the cheap throw away phones sell more then the entire smartphone market combined. That's kind of obvious.
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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2011, 02:47:43 pm »
All hail the mighty Apple!

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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #9 on: January 09, 2011, 03:22:12 pm »
So my next question would be, Who makes the Android? A single source or multiple sources. I see Motorolla does, Samsung does, HTC Evo does and LG does. So which of these company's Androids outsell iPhones? Is it Motorolla, Samsung, Evo or LG?
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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #12 on: January 09, 2011, 04:13:21 pm »
[Smart phones] vs. [Smart phones] = [apples] vs [apples].

[Smart phones] vs. [Shitty phones that just make phone calls] = [Apples] vs [oranges.]

Now if you think iPhone isn't just another smart phone and deserves its own category, that's your opinion but bottom line is all smart phones are going to be compared equally. Apple chose to keep their software proprietary while Google didn't because they figured there's more money for them to just specialize in software development than try to manufacture electronics and let Samsung, HTC, and others worry about the rest.
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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #13 on: January 09, 2011, 05:01:30 pm »
I personally think Apple's gadget marketing will decline the same way it's desktop/os did versus pc.  Cheaper, more customizable products will come out and take over.  By the way, aren't pre-paid phones considered smart phones as well?  The ones I've seen and bought can do more than make calls.
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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #14 on: January 09, 2011, 05:08:50 pm »
all i know is that i'll be trading in my iphone for the droid x...

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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #15 on: January 09, 2011, 05:16:53 pm »
There was just an article showing how iOS devices are dominating the market as a whole.  orange = banana


I do not see ipod, ipads or others listed there... just iphones of any version.
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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #16 on: January 09, 2011, 05:16:57 pm »
So no one can answer my question. Fine
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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2011, 05:20:38 pm »
I did, too bad its not what you wanted to hear.
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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2011, 05:51:27 pm »
How did that not answer your question Infantry? Google develops the Android OS, but doesn't keep it proprietary. So other companies can design the hardware and use the OS. I don't think it really matters if a single phone outsells the iphone or not. This isn't about that. It's about an OS outselling another OS. So what if Google lets their OS be used by other companies? Either way it really doesn't matter much to me. Persoanally, there are great smart phones on every carrier now that are just as good as the iphone. Carrier should be your first choice, then a phone.
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Re: iPhone now falls to 3rd place
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2011, 06:01:48 pm »
Unless you're an iBoy, cuz then you're stuck with att or wait for Verizon to come to resecue.
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