Sources: Nokia [earnings], Microsoft [earnings], Bloomberg, Slashgear
quote: I think the key difference being that AT&T sells far more iPhones than Android phones, and Verizon sells far more Android than iPhone.
quote: Let's say we're horribly off and that the iPhone sold only ~52%. Recent estimates show Canada's Research in Motion, Ltd. (TSE:RIM) to hold about 6% of U.S. sales, while Microsoft Corp. (MSFT) and others took up about 5 percent of sales. That would place Android at around 37%.
quote: US consumers apparently want iPhones, by a large margin
quote: Clearly Microsoft is living in bizarro world, paying a third-party $250 USD per handset, approximately. By contrast Apple, Inc. (AAPL) gets paid approximately $600 USD per handset.