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Strategy Analytics found that Apple shipped about 17.7 million phones for the fourth quarter

A new report from Strategy Analytics shows that Apple was the No. 1 phone vendor in the U.S. for Q4 2012.

According to the report, which was conducted by Strategy Analytics' Wireless Device Strategies service, Apple became the No. 1 mobile phone vendor for the first time in the fourth quarter of 2012. It grabbed about 34 percent of the market in that three-month period.

Strategy Analytics found that Apple shipped about 17.7 million phones for the fourth quarter, which was a healthy increase from 12.8 million shipped and 25 percent of the market share in Q4 2011.

The report noted that Samsung, the hardware maker for many popular Android smartphones, was nipping at Apple's heels with 16.8 million mobile phone shipments in the fourth quarter, giving it 32 percent of the market share. This was a nice 5 percent jump for Samsung from Q4 2011.

LG landed in third place with about 4.7 million phone shipments and 9 percent of the market share in Q4.

Mobile phone shipments overall grew 4 percent for the quarter compared to Q4 2011, jumping from 50.2 million to 52 million in the U.S.

Source: Strategy Analytics

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RE: Tony 's happy, Mototroll weeps and cries
By retrospooty on 2/3/2013 2:20:52 PM , Rating: 2
"We have gone over this many times, and again, I don't slot most of those things you listed as an absolute positive or negative. Every platform is about compromises, so in the end it is all about things that you need or value."

True dat.

"My only real issue is when people immediately write off an iOS device because they don't have things like replaceable batteries or SD card expansion"

If those are on your list of needs, then its written off. Ther eis only one model of iPhone, so, you're SOL.

"Other things you mention like HDMI ports are quickly being made redundant with the advent of technologies like AirPlay and Miracast."

Totally disagree. Airplay requires Apple TV. Anything else requires a wireless capable TV at the least. A Mini HDMI port can plug into Any TV, anywhere, any time without any configuration required. It's HDMI. I agree its about choices, but you tend to write off all choices but your own... Then later retract and act as if you don't.

"Side note - My biggest criticism of the Android platform is that there aren't any good 4" devices out there. There are no choices there."

What are you smoking. The Razr M is smaller than the iPhone 5 with a bigger screen thank to the iPhone giant bloated bezel.

LCD: 4 inches
Height: 4.87 inches (123.8 mm)
Width: 2.31 inches (58.6 mm)
Depth: 0.30 inch (7.6 mm)

Razr M
LCD 4.3 inches
Height: 4.82 inches (122.5 mm)
Width: 2.40 inches (60.39 mm)
Depth: 0.33 inch (8.3 mm)

"In the end the positives of iOS outweigh the negatives for me, for me,"

Agreed. And you do always say that.... AFTER being called on your 18 previous posts NOT saying it acting as if your phone is the end all be all. But whatever. I think we agree on most points when you are in "clarification mode". ;)

By TakinYourPoints on 2/6/2013 3:00:03 AM , Rating: 2
acting as if your phone is the end all be all.

I've always said "for me", either explicitly or implicitly. I like fast, well made hardware with a smooth and polished OS that runs the best applications. Saying anything positive about an iOS device, even when objectively true, is a cause for jimmy rustling here but that's a strange problem that other people have. I don't see the big deal.

Again, that's the end all be all for me. I don't see the big deal when backing up my reasons with objective stats is true. I don't even get into personal anecdotes with these things, I know that gets fanboys angry. :)

"Can anyone tell me what MobileMe is supposed to do?... So why the f*** doesn't it do that?" -- Steve Jobs

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