Despite strong sales, is the iPhone the leading smartphone or the leading mobile device in the world? As the smartphone war continues to heat up with the introduction of new Android-powered devices, the smartphone market share can look different from quarter to quarter. What will an iPhone, BlackBerry, and Android owner buy next for their new mobile device? Some of the answers to these questions might just surprise you.
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Editor’s note: Comment/emails has correctly stated that we made a mistake on worldwide smartphone market share, which is really a bad oversight on my part. The section really was suppose to show growth of market share from quarter to quarter but even those numbers aren’t too accurate, so I’ve removed the section from the chart until we can better fix and update the graphics. Thanks for all the notices!
For all those curious on worldwide smartphone market share, Gartner’s August 2010 numbers on sales to end users paints a clear picture on which OS is still in the lead:
- 41.2% – Symbian
- 18.2% – RIM
- 17.2% – Android
- 14.2% – iOS
- 5.0% – Windows Mobile
- 2.4% – Linux
- 1.8% – Other OSes
What kind of smartphone do you own right now? Which smartphone are you getting next and what are some of your reasons? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments!