Android beats iPhone 2-to-1 in new smartphone purchases

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    Android beats iPhone 2-to-1 in new smartphone purchases:cool:

    Computerworld - Apple's iPhone lost share among U.S. consumers who bought a mobile phone in the last three months, while the share for devices running Google's Android climbed, Nielsen said Monday.

    In August, 28% of those who had purchased a smartphone in the preceding 90 days said that they picked an iPhone, down from 31% who said the same three months earlier.

    Android's share of recent smartphone buyers jumped from 49% in May to 56% in August, according to Nielsen's data.

    However, more of Android's gains came at the expense of Research in Motion's BlackBerry than from Apple's iPhone: RIM's share of recent smartphone purchases fell from 16% in May to 9% in August, a seven-point decline that was more than double that of Apple's.

    http://www.computerworld.com/s/arti...ats_iPhone_2_to_1_in_new_smartphone_purchases


     
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    Note the comments in this article on an interesting upcoming Q4 with the iPhone 5 and new carriers selling it for Apple.

    Nielsen: Android adoption doubled iOS over last three months

    Should be interesting in Q4 with the iPhone 5 and new carriers selling it.

    http://www.tuaw.com/2011/09/26/nielsen-android-adoption-doubled-ios-over-last-three-months/"

    For the 4th quarter, Nielsen sees a resurgence in the iPhone due to new hardware that should be announced any day. "Every time Apple launches a new iPhone or makes it available on a new wireless carrier, there is an increase in their sales," Don Kellogg, Director of Telecom Research & Insights at Nielsen, wrote today on the Nielsen blog.
    The numbers also indicate a perilous slide for BlackBerry and 'other' phones which continue to lose marketshare. Not great news for Microsoft Windows Phone 7, but Redmond hopes that the alliance with Nokia will stop the bleeding."
     
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    I must say my Android is the first mobile phone I've purchased in a LONG time that has thrilled me. I didn't think that I would ever say that as I was a longtime RIM BB user.
     
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    I think more and more RIM users will start seeing the light and moving to "smarter" phones :)
     
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    I am a bb user and will be moving to either a droid or iPhone in the very near future. It's time for a big girl, errrr cat phone. :D
     
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    Meow!!!

    With the iPhone 5 out very soon, good timing.

    [Sent from my milePoint enabled iPhone]
     
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    Meow is right! I have been waiting for it!
     
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    Now you 'are' a gooood kitty ! :)

    [Sent from my milePoint enabled iPhone]
     
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    That'd be the case for me if my company weren't chained to BB (for now, at least).
     
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    I think alot of it stems from the secure email access the BB provides ... I believe that Apple and others are working with companies to provide alternatives ... I know my company is looking now at supporting Apple devices for corporate email.
     
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    I've heard from a few folks in our IT group and they're definitely exploring support for iThings and Android, and taking a close look at Windows Phone. For now, you're absolutely right - the greater level of security and the existing infrastructure we already have in place w/r/t BB is a huge factor keeping us on that platform. I could see us migrating to Windows Phone, though, as we're already in a transition from Lotus Notes/Sametime to Outlook/Communicator. I'm sure MS is looking at trying to own the corporate market with fully integrated everything as RIM falls deeper into the abyss.
     
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    I work for a bank. I am guessing we will never go the Apple route for corporate email, etc. We have a very strict and specific set of guidelines on what we can/can't access from our corporate laptops and blackberries and obviously based on the nature of the business, security is key. All of the security provisions carry over form one device to another. We are so locked down it's not even funny. I put in a request to have a currency converter app installed on my work bb and it was denied.

    But it will be nice to be able to ditch one of my bb's for a fun new toy. :D Meow!
     
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    I miss Outlook. :( We use LN/ST. Only company I have ever worked for that doesn't use Outlook for e-mail.
     
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    We use LN/ST also
     
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    I think you will find many purchase the 4S now (I know I will) and I (and many) will again get the 5 or whatever the next iteration is.
     
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    Well, thank God for the fanboys - apparently the only thing keeping the economy from true depression. :D :D :D
     

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