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Canalys: iPhone most popular smartphone in the US, Android top OS

Tech analyst group Canalys has released a new report this week, showing that the iPhone is the most popular smartphone in the U.S., while Android remains the top OS.

The group found that Apple's iPhone U.S. market share has jumped 26.2 percent since last quarter, making it the most popular smartphone (as far as hardware) in the U.S. In fact, it's a complete turnaround, as BlackBerries beat iPhones 32 to 21.7percent last quarter.

Globally it's another story as Android is firmly at the top of the heap, experiencing an incredible 1.309 percent increase from this time last year. It held 43.6 percent of the U.S. smartphone market in the third quarter. Microsoft is on the outside looking in with just 3 percent of the global smartphone OS market. However, Redmond is hoping that Windows Phone 7 (and the massive advertising blitz behind it) will change that.

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