Analysis by comScore, the Reston VA company that measures the digital market, indicates that the Blackberry from RIM is clearly number one in U.S. smartphone sales.
on 04/08/2010 – Made popular on 04/08/2010
The dogfight between BlackBerry and Windows Phone in the U.S. has a new leader. Microsoft's smartphone platform now controls more market share than that of the Canadian firm. But there is more to the story. New Comscore data indicates that even while besting BlackBerry at last, Windows Phone's market share in the U.S. isn't budging. Read More
ComScore released their newest U.S. smartphone market numbers for the quarter ended June 2013 showing Apple continuing to slowly grow their share while Android held firm in the number one position. Google’s Android saw a slight dip earlier this year when U.S.
BlackBerry is mostly discussed in terms of its slow decline in the global smartphone market, which it once pioneered. But it acquired QNX in 2010, and that would provide the basis not only for its BlackBerry 10 smartphone operating system, but also for the platform underlying a huge percentage of in-car infotainment systems.
Apple might have just tipped its iPhone OS 4.0, but Android has jumped to nine percent of the U.S. smartphone market, according to ComScore. Meanwhile, Nielsen says U.S. smartphone sales will eclipse feature-phone sales by 2011, and ABI Research predicts that over 800 million Android apps will be downloaded this year, making it the fastest-growing OS in app downloads....
The Android platform tops the list in sales of smartphone operating systems for the first quarter of 2011, according to a report by market researcher Gartner. Total smartphone sales accounted for 23.6 percent of global handset units overall, and various phones sporting Google's Android OS took 36 percent of that market. They sold more than 36.3 million units in the quarter.
BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) is fighting back against two financial analysts’ reports that return rates for its new Z10 smartphone in some cases are exceeding sales in the U.S. The mobile device maker launched the Z10 in the U.S.
comScore released their latest market share numbers for February 2014 for the U.S. smartphone market. Android continued to maintain a dominant position as the leading platform for smartphones with 52.1% of the market, a small increase of 0.2% compared to November 2013. Apple’s iOS also improved, by half of Android’s growth, moving from 41.2% to 41.3% of the market.
It looks like BlackBerry's oft-cited transition period isn't over just yet. The company confirmed this morning in a statement that the Fairfax takeover isn't happening and that CEO Thorsten Heins is being dismissed, and BlackBerry shareholders are not taking the news very well.