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ComScore: Android has nearly 50% of US market, iOS grows too

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ComScore: Android has nearly 50% of US market, iOS grows too - read the full textComScore released their regularly scheduled report on the mobile phone market in the US - the big news is that the number of smartphones in the country has crossed the 100 million mark for the first time. The report covers the three month period that ended this January, over which there were no...

 

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> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-09 05:36 from wMHH - click to readArrogant arent ya?i hope someone slap the heck out of ya before being so cocky talking about their family.he DIDNT even mention about ur family,why are u being pathetic.grow up =.=

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  • 2012-03-12 16:14
  • IWP1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-10 07:12 from Qxpq - click to readMr. Elop ... I don't really feel honored. :) I was just giving worldwide numbers because the US ones are so different.
But thanks a lot for that great article. It's more or less in line with what I was already thinking.
Nokia is the living proof of how greedy shareholders can run a company into destruction.

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  • 2012-03-10 13:30
  • n7jR

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-09 15:14 from HvX$ - click to readdo you think that only US is on earth?? if you measure other countries also then you will get your HTC fanboys

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  • 2012-03-10 09:14
  • g5mT

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-09 05:46 from IWP1 - click to readAnd probably u a blind-fans of dying nokia
I'm not the fans of Apple btw, but it's the fact. Nokia is good but as ur said on that era only
And now the time for android n ios, so why don't u wake up from ur past dude?
Be flexible, not idealist

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  • 2012-03-10 07:18
  • wMHH

> In reply to Milli @ 2012-03-09 12:45 from n7jR - click to readHi, Elop
U should read this too:
http://mobile-review.com/artic...155-en.shtml

Dying means nothing

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  • 2012-03-10 07:12
  • Qxpq

> In reply to PureN @ 2012-03-09 07:46 from IwaT - click to readno it's not. it's the most ugliest smartphone UI ever with no customization. Fail from start!!!!!

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  • 2012-03-09 23:57
  • qasT

> In reply to blueglue @ 2012-03-09 08:39 from D1SL - click to readThe more I think about it the more I realize that I may have misunderstand at first but I realized after I commented... if he was comparing functionality then it's very right

second... I play chess, go on the web, and do homework on my computer... that's it... I shared my PC with my brother for awhile and we played MW1 on it sometimes when we first got it but it worked fine when we stoped.

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  • 2012-03-09 19:19
  • 0HW@

I miss the Sony and HTC fanboys... lfmao!

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  • 2012-03-09 15:14
  • HvX$

Guys these are the US numbers only. The worldwide numbers look a bit different:
Q411 worldwide smartphone results
Apple
37.0m
23.5%
Samsung
36.0m
22.8%
Nokia
19.6m
12.4%
Research In Motion
13.0m
8.2%
...
Worldwide smartphone shipments in Q411: 157.8 million units.

Nokia shipped 19.6m smartphones in Q411 of which around 1 million where Lumia models and 77.3m in total for 2011.

Symbian is a dying platform but it's also Nokia's chose that it is. Throughout 2011 Nokia spend almost $0 on advertisement for Symbian phones.
While sales are dropping rapidly, we shouldn't forget that 80 million and 110 million symbian phones where sold worldwide in 2009 and 2010 respectively of which many are still in use.

Nokia Anna made Symbian 'usuable' but Nokia Belle makes Symbian a breeze to use.

References:
http://www.idc.com/getdoc.jsp?...prUS23299912
http://nokiapoweruser.com/2012...ver-q3-2011/
http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1543014
http://www.gartner.com/it/page.jsp?id=1306513

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  • 2012-03-09 12:45
  • n7jR

> In reply to TruthSeekr @ 2012-03-09 06:33 from tRnj - click to readAbout 300 million customers in one country with easy access to statistics. Nuff said.

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  • 2012-03-09 12:15
  • 9EjF

> In reply to Steven @ 2012-03-09 01:58 from 0HW@ - click to readCouple of points from your comment posed an interest to write this up. i think the other guys was trying to relate Symbian with an example , by stating it as PC in the computer world. I believe the example is not entirely valid.

Lets modularise the entire talk, Symbian, is an o/s designed for a phone initially, later on features were added to it. Improved and evolved with the so called "samrtphone" features. Win MO ( 6.0/6.5) is an o/s by itself to which Microsoft tried building a phone around it.

Symbian evolved for its 'openness', but now its saturated. Its another point that the loyal fans are unable to accept that there is a new front runner.
well, considering the maturity Symbian has shown in yester years it can be compared to Win98/Win2000 of PC.Period.

Second point,is MAC slower of PC? This is another debate i should say.If you think your PC at home is slow than Macbook, there are umpteen factors behind it, and moreover the question is "slow, when doing what?".
remember the availability of PC games , which are not available for Mac. The ease at which we can work with Word,excel kind of documents which is a pain on MAC.
Yes, MAC is less prone to virus/malware. the argument can go endless,In short this would be users choice

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  • 2012-03-09 08:39
  • D1SL

Windows Phone 7 needs to get more known and become popular soon because it's awesome!!1

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  • 2012-03-09 07:46
  • IwaT

U.S, U.S, U.S!
Is the United States of We-Alone-Matter the only country in the world?

Why are we so worked up about American stats?
Don't the rest of the world count?

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  • 2012-03-09 06:33
  • tRnj

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-08 22:53 from Qxpq - click to readLol u can see the graph of apple customer .it is single brand and they have 44% smart phone user .if you compare android and apple so that is stupid talk .

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  • 2012-03-09 06:06
  • s8Ev

Symbian is in danger of extinction.

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  • 2012-03-09 05:50
  • cNdt

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-09 05:36 from wMHH - click to readUr probaly a ios fanboy whos cocky.(as usual) but remember,when ur younger u used to use nokia or sony ericsson with UIQ interfaces.dated from 1993-2004

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  • 2012-03-09 05:46
  • IWP1

> In reply to Anoynonomouses @ 2012-03-09 05:35 from IWP1 - click to readDude, this forum isn't for american only
This is gsmarena.com, not gsmarena.us or anything else
Billions people on the planet called earth in milky way can open this site, means that every person in this forum is from the whole world, and when they talk bout symbian, it doesn't mean symbian's reputation is worst in american market only. America just for example. U know how the image of symbian in other countries hasn't good like several years ago.
Some nokia lover often make a quote: "If u don't like, don't buy it. As simple as that" that's right, but the problem is, everyone has opinion with or without buying the product. This is a democracy forum

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  • 2012-03-09 05:44
  • Qxpq

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-09 00:18 from 0xQi - click to readDo u work at nokia?
How could u talk bout symbian is like windows on PC?
Windows still the leader in PC marketshare
And symbian? U wanna talk bout ur grandma's old-school Nseries or ur dad's ugly lumia is the leader in smartphone era too?
Chuckles

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  • 2012-03-09 05:36
  • wMHH

You DO Realise that the REST OF THE WORLD (Not american) have big respect for Symbian nokia?pls stop referring to urselfs only (america) gsmarena is internation. =.=

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  • 2012-03-09 05:35
  • IWP1

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2012-03-09 00:18 from 0xQi - click to readLMFAO
Nokia/symbian is same way or same class with windows on PC? u must be kidding me!
iOS for kids? Well, then million of Apple's consumer and all of the judges of MWC must be 10 years old lol
See the way how u love symbian with blind eyes
Wake up dude, nokia is dying
See the evolution of symbian version? Anna, belle, clara, donna etc. Sounds like inspired by Android which using alphabetical name huh?
Food and ladies. Oh yeah..

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  • 2012-03-09 05:29
  • wMHH

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