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[TUAW]Analyst say Apple is holding onto the smartphone lead for now

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New numbers from Nielsen research show Apple still in the top spot in US smartphone sales. Android numbers continue to surge, while BlackBerry is declining.

Citing November 2010 data, Nielsen says Apple has 28.6 percent of the domestic smartphone market, up ever so slightly from 27.9 percent in October. BlackBerry has slipped to 26.1 percent, while Android has amassed a 25.8 percent share.

Even more interesting is data that says of those buying a smartphone in the last 6 months, 40.8 percent bought Android phones, while iOS phones had a 26.9 percent share, RIM grabbed 19.2 percent of the new buyers for its BlackBerry phones.

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goo Android
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It amazes the amount of money that is wasted on new mobile phone devices each year. Still using my 5 year old phone.
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Android is on a tare.
    
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It amazes the amount of money that is wasted on new mobile phone devices each year. Still using my 5 year old phone.

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-If iPhone intends to compete with Android then they need to be offered on more than just two networks.

-Windows Phone 7 is growing pretty fast, faster than Android did at this point in its life IIRC.

MSFT will need to get multi-tasking working this year, build their application store, and allow custom APIs so that vendors can customize their SKUs.
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It amazes the amount of money that is wasted on new mobile phone devices each year. Still using my 5 year old phone.
My phone has allowed me to converge several devices I used from 5 years ago into one. Gone is my Motorola Razr, Garmin GPS system, Zune MP3 player, Cannon powershot camera , Playstation Portable and laptop. Now I just have an HTC Droid Incredible.
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New numbers from Nielsen research show Apple still in the top spot in US smartphone sales. Android numbers continue to surge, while BlackBerry is declining.
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Even more interesting is data that says of those buying a smartphone in the last 6 months, 40.8 percent bought Android phones, while iOS phones had a 26.9 percent share, RIM grabbed 19.2 percent of the new buyers for its BlackBerry phones.
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Android gained 10% of the market in 6 months...

Apple need's to be scared.
    
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Android gained 10% of the market in 6 months...

Apple need's to be scared.
10% of what market? Would Masserati be scared that Daewoo captured 10% of the market?
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