RIM leads smartphone platforms with 31.6% of US market share
Samsung was the top handset manufacturer in the US with a market share of 24.8%, while Research In Motion (RIM) led among smartphone platforms with 31.6% market share in the US in December 2010, according to data released by comScore.
The firm’s data for three months ending December 2010 shows that Samsung was followed by LG with a market share of 20.9%, Motorola with 16.7%, RIM with 8.5% share and Nokia with 7% market share.
During the period, except for Samsung, other handset manufacturers registered decline in their US market share, with Motorola registering highest decline in its market share.
Motorola’s market share was down by 1.7 percentage points to 16.7% from 18.4% between September 2010 and December 2010, RIM was down by 0.8 percentage points, Nokia fell by 0.4 percentage points and LG was down by 0.2 percentage points.
RIM leads mobile smartphone platform in the US with 31.6% market share of total US smartphone subscribers, falling 5.7 percentage points versus the prior period ended.
Google was at second spot with 28.7% market share, followed by Apple, Microsoft and Palm with 25%, 8.4% and 3.7% market share, respectively.
According to comScore, in an average month during September through December 2010 time period, 68% of US mobile subscribers used text messaging on their mobile device, up 1 percentage points from three months prior.
Browsers were used by 36.4% of US mobile subscribers, up 1.3 percentage points, while subscribers who used downloaded applications made up 34.4%.
In addition, the firm found that 24.7% of mobile subscribers accessed social networking site or blog, an increase of 1.5 percentage points from 23.2% for three months ended December 2010.