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Mobile market – Apple and Microsoft grow in US.

When I was at TechEd (Las Vagas) I did notice that I seemed to be the only person not using an Apple iPhone, I thought this was odd until I read these couple of Blogs: More than half of all new smart phones sold in US are iphones and More than half of US smartphone shoppers plan to buy apples iphone 5 .

The first blog shows how over a 12 week period iOS has overtaken Google’s Android market share in the US to an astonishing 53% of all smartphones. This is therefore a high point in the Apple iPhone history, mainly due to the introduction of the iPhone 5. Over the same period the Windows device share also increased mainly thanks to the Nokia Phones, where as RIM’s blackberry continued in its decline. (This may change when BB 10 is launched in January)

It’s not the same picture elsewhere in the world. In Europe, Samsung continues to hold sway with its Android devices, commanding a share of more than 44 percent — to Apple’s 25 percent — across five countries (Great Britain, Germany, France, Italy and Spain).


The second blog adds some more information, with a poll conducted by PiperJaffray, on Holiday period sales conducted on 800 U.S .consumers, this showed the following astonishing prediction figures for iPhone 5, holding its 53%. It also shows that Windows Phone is continuing to gain market share.


We live in interesting times.

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