Apple Maintains Smartphone Market Leadership, Nielsen Reports

Recent data from Nielsen indicates that Apple continues to dominate the U.S.

smartphone market, although Android is rapidly gaining ground and BlackBerry’s market presence is waning.

According to Nielsen’s November 2010 findings, Apple’s market share has slightly increased to 28.6% from 27.9% in October.

In contrast, BlackBerry’s share has decreased to 26.1%, and Android has captured 25.8% of the market.

The statistics become even more compelling when considering recent purchases: over the last six months, 40.8% of new smartphone buyers chose Android devices, while 26.9% opted for iOS devices, and BlackBerry devices were chosen by 19.2% of new smartphone buyers.

With the anticipated release of the iPhone on Verizon’s network early this year, it remains to be seen how these trends will evolve.

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