Apple iPhone Still King of Smartphones

If we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a million times.

When it comes to smartphones, Apple’s iPhone is King of the Heap.

All the other vendors (HTC, Samsung, Blackberry/RIM etc) are merely playing catch up.

Market researcher Nielsen put out a report today and the numbers show Apple iOS ahead of its nearest platform competitor (RIM/Blackberry) by a wide margin.

Only when all Android smartphone vendors are combined does the Android platform manage to push the Apple iOS platform to second place.

Here’s the Nielsen survey graphic on smartphone marketshare:

Smartphone Marketshare Report from Nielsen

The number crunchers at Nielsen found that 44% of all U.S. mobile subscribers now have smartphones.

It seems 56% of mobile phone purchases in the last three month were of smartphones.

3 Responses to "Apple iPhone Still King of Smartphones"

  1. gandhiji   December 2, 2011 at 8:51 am

    Many nicely featured Android phones are available free – so that would explain the better share. Only dumb asses would go for a free 3GS when ultra-cool Android phones are available..

    Does every Tom, Dick and gandhiji need a data plan.. no.. Warren Buffet would be squirming in his grave, if he were in one. Responds:

    Warren Buffet is a penny-pinching chutiya (yes, we know he’s a billionaire) reluctant to spend even 25-cents on a phone call (Source: autobiography of the late Washington Post publisher Katherine Graham).

  2. kreacher   December 2, 2011 at 12:45 pm

    A minor nit: vendor-wise HTC is bigger than RIM. Their combined market share across various platforms is 20.3%, as compared to RIM’s 17.8%. It is only when you combine vendor + OS that RIM + BB goes over HTC + Android. Responds:



  3. munish   December 5, 2011 at 1:45 am

    RIM on its way to do a HP touchpad; Responds:

    But the cheap shit Kindle Fire seems to be doing well.

    We’re currently streaming via Netflix a full-length Korean film Righteous Ties on the iPad. All 2-hours and 6-minutes of it.

    Almost at the end.

    First time we’re seeing a complete movie on the iPad. Pretty good. No issues.

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