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Google is growing the fastest in the smart phone market, while RIM and Microsoft continue to bleed market share.  (Source: Nielsen)

  (Source: BGR)
Apple holds steady as it waits for launch of new iPhone

In a survey of "recent acquirers" of smartphones, market research firm Nielsen Mobile finds that Google, Inc. (GOOG) continues to eat everyone's lunch -- particularly Waterloo, Ontario-based Research In Motion, Ltd. (TSE:RIM) and Redmond, Washington-based Microsoft Corp. (MSFT).

In July, Nielsen placed the market share of Google's Android OS in the U.S. at 38 percent.  Three months later, for the period ending in August, Nielsen finds that Android has risen to 43 percent of all active U.S. smart phones, a gain of five points.  More importantly, among those who bought their phones in June, July, or August, Google had a formidable 56 percent market share.

Don Kellogg, Nielsen Director of Telecom Research & Insights, says this recent adopter figure is particularly important.  He 
comments [press release], "The preferences of these so-called "recent acquirers" are important as they are often a leading indicator of where the market is going."

If correct, the market appears to be going towards Google and away from RIM and Microsoft.  Overall RIM is clinging to an 18 percent market share while others (mostly Microsoft) hold a remaining 11 percent.  However, in the last three months only 9 percent of buyers chose BlackBerry handsets (RIM) and only 6 percent chose "other" (a Windows Phone) handset.

Apple, Inc. (
AAPL) held steady -- it had a 28 percent market share at present, and in the last three months precisely 28 percent of buyers, according to Nielsen, bought iPhones.  In other words Microsoft and RIM are either stagnate or slightly shrinking in unit sales, Apple is growing unit sales at the same rate as the overall growth of the smart phone market, while Google is growing faster than the overall market.

Nielsen cautions that Apple's apparent stagnation is likely more a side effect of lacking new hardware.  Writes Mr. Kellogg, "Every time Apple launches a new iPhone or makes it available on a new wireless carrier, there is an increase in their sales."

Apple is expected to 
drop its fifth generation iPhone model at a special event next Tuesday.

The study also reveals smart phone uptake 
continuing to rise.  Overall at the end of August, only 43 percent of U.S. phone customers had a smartphone.  In the last three months, though, smartphone purchases have risen to 56 percent of total purchases, as sales of feature phones continue to shrink.



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RE: old trends, future trends
By retrospooty on 9/28/2011 9:49:58 AM , Rating: 2
LOL... Too funny. really, your specs arent posted anywhere I have seen. I wonder where you got them.

The battery last 2x longer than the best Android phones and its 4x faster than iphone?

Wow, I really want one of these fantasy Blackberries now. I hope the good fairy will deliver.


RE: old trends, future trends
By boneflute on 9/28/2011 11:37:23 AM , Rating: 2
Browser speed, engadget review:
http://www.engadget.com/2011/08/16/blackberry-bold...
SunSpider JavaScript benchmark - BB Bold clocked in a very good 2,648ms
hTC's dual-core G2x finished in 4,149.5ms while the Sensation 4G took a longer 6256.3ms.

also, it jives with another measurement, from May 2011:
http://www.gsmarena.com/blackberry_os_7_browser_be...

You can look up iPhone, it's over 10,000 ms, depends on the tester. Here the Nexus is found twice as fast as the iPhone4
http://arstechnica.com/gadgets/news/2010/07/androi...

So basically the benchmarks are 2,648ms -- 4,149.5ms -- 10,902 for Bold--fastestAndroid--iPhone4.
Not bad, with a smaller battery and half of hTC's CPU.


RE: old trends, future trends
By retrospooty on 9/28/2011 1:05:02 PM , Rating: 2
There is a whole ton of things that can effect that... You cant just read one or 2 reviews and get a picture of what's real. Congrats to RIM for finally catching up though. I think its too little too late though.


RE: old trends, future trends
By Pirks on 9/28/2011 1:24:29 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
You cant just read one or 2 reviews and get a picture of what's real
Not in case though when those reviews are anti-RIM. Then you will be all over them posting links happily and crying about RIM ship sinking and what not.

But god forbid these reviews shed positive light on RIM devices, you immediately start singing that old "can't trust those 1 or 2 reviews yet" song :))) I can see through ya double standards dude, no need to hide 'em eh :P hehehe


RE: old trends, future trends
By retrospooty on 9/28/2011 1:29:44 PM , Rating: 2
Agreed... One or 2 reviews to either side dont paint a full picture. I have posted reviews, and so have you. I garantee if you search for reviews you will find alow more that support a negative view of RIM than positive. You also have the 7x stock drop in the past 3 years, and plummeting marketshare figures.

Good luck with that.


RE: old trends, future trends
By Pirks on 9/28/2011 2:21:47 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
I guarantee if you search for reviews you will find a lot more that support a negative view of RIM than positive
I guarantee if you search for iPhone reviews you will find a lot more that support a positive view of Apple than negative.

Does it mean though that the iPhone is the best smartphone in the world?

Does it mean YOU will buy it?

Tough questions eh retro :))) Let's see how you gonna wiggle out of this one hehehe ;)


RE: old trends, future trends
By retrospooty on 9/28/2011 2:26:27 PM , Rating: 2
None of it means anything... Whatever... You keep on trying to convince people that RIM is doing great. Good luck with that and RIM' 7x dumping stock price in 3 years, dwindling marketshare, obsolete pay per user service and boring tiny screen phones with poor apps.


RE: old trends, future trends
By Pirks on 9/28/2011 2:40:03 PM , Rating: 2
To all the anti-Apple trolls here:

You keep on trying to convince people that Apple is doomed. Good luck with that and Apple's 70x rising stock price in 10 years, rising marketshare, modern pay per song music store and cool large screen phones with the best apps ever.


RE: old trends, future trends
By retrospooty on 9/28/2011 2:43:53 PM , Rating: 2
oh, good point, now that you put it that way I see you are correct. RIM is not in any trouble at all. =)


RE: old trends, future trends
By boneflute on 9/28/2011 1:29:04 PM , Rating: 2
I don't think so (that it's too little too late). I think this is just copy-paste off the net.
So this is why I said I'd like to see the same chart in 3 and in 6 months from now.

I must admit, I am not 100% neutral in this, I like open standards, and Mr. Fruit doesn't.
They would do anything to stop HTML5 and push their API, so they can charge 30%. Could one imagine a world parallel with our 90's where the only way to get an application to run on Windows were an M$ app store and where MS cut 30% ?!? How anal-retentive is this?

So I really hope RIM pulled their act together and deliver the stuff. If the PlayBook will run linux binaries I might even get one :-)


RE: old trends, future trends
By Pirks on 9/28/2011 1:45:28 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
If the PlayBook will run linux binaries I might even get one
Playbook will run Android apps and Android is Linux, so there you go


RE: old trends, future trends
By elderwilson on 9/28/2011 1:52:41 PM , Rating: 2
LG makes the G2x not HTC


RE: old trends, future trends
By nocturne_81 on 9/29/2011 7:59:49 AM , Rating: 2
One benchmark.. and the outdated g2x and sensation as comparison..

"See that old lady with the walker over there..? I think I could take her.."


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