Android Sales up, Blackberry Sales Suffer Consequences

Erik Kneeland 01/08/2011 1

If you own stock in Android you will be thrilled to know that their share of the market is rising and gaining fast on the RIM Blackberry mobile phone market.

Samsung is still making the most phones of any other business. Because of all the carrier partners it has and its wide choice of mobile phone models, Samsung has 24.5 percent of all the cell phones that were sold in the United States. Those numbers are a gain of .09 in just a few short weeks.

After Samsung, the next in line are LG, Motorola, RIM, and Nokia, with the top five producers all lined up where they were back in August. The most recent count of each one’s current sales are for a three month timeframe that ended in November.

The biggest news is that Motorola lost 1.8 percent of the mobile market share, even though it managed to stay in third place. Motorola currently has 17 percent of the mobile phone market.

Software too played a big role in the news. RIM maintains its number one position, but is fast losing ground to Google’s Android. In sales in the U.S. during August, RIM held a 37.6 percent market share of smart phone platforms, but has since fallen to 33.5 percent. Google’s Android s jumped from 19.6 percent to 26 percent, which doesn’t give RIM much breathing room.

iPhone’s numbers didn’t change very much. It had a small increase in the market share from 24.2 percent to 25 percent, but still dropped to number three since Google did so well. Other companies that saw a fall in sales were Microsoft and Palm.

All of these results emphatically reveal that people are paying more attention to Android based systems, and are not as excited about the iPhones. Plus, they are giving up Blackberry devices in droves.

With 2011 barely getting started, it looks to be an interesting fight to the finish in the mobile phone market.

One Comment »

  1. respighifan 01/08/2011 at 8:44 AM -

    Obviously a droidfanboy article. Grossly misinterprets the data.

    here is why your interpretation of the data is absolutely incorrect – people are not “giving up Blackberry devices in droves”; what is happening is that more newer subscribers are going to Android-based phones than are going to either Apple or RIM devices.
    Otherwise, if your interpretation was correct, RIM would not have added 5 million new subscribers in the last quarter, not would they have a 40% growth in proifts to almost one billion dollars and a growth in revenues.
    Instead they would have had a net drop in subscriptions and revenues and in profits.
    So, please tell the truth next time – this mistaken understanding of the stats is inexcusable for anyone who calls themselves a tech specialist, nor is it acceptable as an article on “Top Tech Reviews”.

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