RIM Continues to Decline in U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share
Recent numbers put out by comScore shows that RIM continues a steady slow decline this year in the US Smartphone Market share. RIM has suffered a 1% drop from 25.7% to 24.7% since the last report given by comScore
ending in April 2011. It will be interesting to see how the numbers change when Verizon starts to sell three of the upcoming BlackBerry Smartphones
in their stores later this year. Let's hope RIM can climb back up on top with this rekindled Verizon partnership. comScore reports:
76.8 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in May 2011, up 11 percent from the preceding three month period. Google Android ranked as the top operating system with 38.1 percent of U.S. smartphone subscribers, up 5.1 percentage points. Apple strengthened its #2 position with 26.6 percent of the smartphone market, up 1.4 percentage points. RIM ranked third with 24.7 percent share, followed by Microsoft (5.8 percent) and Palm (2.4 percent).