Verizon iPhone Most Popular Cell Phone in Feb., but Android Still Surges: comScore - HotHardware
Verizon iPhone Most Popular Cell Phone in Feb., but Android Still Surges: comScore

Verizon iPhone Most Popular Cell Phone in Feb., but Android Still Surges: comScore

A new report from comScore citing the state of the U.S. mobile phone market at the end of February, 2011 showed that the Verizon iPhone was the most popular cell phone model (not just smartphone model) in February. That enabled Apple's market share to rise slightly from Nov. 2010's report to Feb. 2011 report.

Despite that, however, the report showed that Android's market share surge was unabated, as its market share rose 7 percent to 33 percent or one-third of the U.S. smartphone market. Meanwhile, Apple's share rose slightly, to 25.2 percent. It was 25.0 percent in November.

Android continued to take share out of all the other platforms. RIM was hurt the most; it saw its share drop 4.6 percent, falling below 30 percent for the first time, to 28.9 percent. Windows Phone 7 did not forestall Microsoft's declining fortunes, as its market share dropped from 9 percent to 7.7 percent. HP dropped from 3.9 percent to 2.8 percent.

As opposed to platforms, when one looks at mobile OEMs, since Android is split across many OEMs, there's little way for a single Android manufacturer to stem the tide of the iPhone and Apple in overall cell phone manufacturing share.

Among OEMs, Apple was up nearly a full point to 7.5 percent, nearing RIM, which dropped slightly to 8.6 percent. Top OEM Samsung gained market share to hold on to the lead at 24.8 percent; LG was flat; Motorola dropped nearly 1 percent to 16.1 percent, as its feature phones too much for Motorola's smartphones to make up for.
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This does not surprise me at all I know of many Verizon customers that were waiting to upgrade their phones until the iPhone was available since there were rumors of it happening for over a year.

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Also you have to consider Android's are a little intimidating to people who aren't tech savvy when compared to the ease of use and and non-existent learning curve combined with familiarity with iOS from Ipod's

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That is a good point O Sunday. When I had the Epic though the learning curve was very slender anyway. Most app's a general user would want were on it (general apps). Now at that time Android market was small this was quite a while back (at least in smart phone time), but it has grown substantially now as I do check it out from time to time. I think the big decider or at least for the short term is when the iPhone 5 hits in June (Apple changed there tune on that one pretty quick), we should be able to see if it was like last year. Of course they have a considerable share that will up grade, but if the percentage of Android share continues to rise then no matter apple's share it should point to something. Either way I am pretty sure Apple is in for the long haul now, but it may end up being like it once was where it dwindles over time, it was just in the PC market then. I think one thing that will hurt them as a smart phone brand the most is the music business. iTunes is a big share of there popularity as well, with more and more looking to gobble share now it lowers the coverage and positivity of the platform.

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why. Does apple. have to use. little sentences. when talking about their products?

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