iPhone tops BlackBerry among mobile workers in iPass survey

November 16, 2011: 7:10 PM ET

In a rapidly growing market, Apple's share jumped in a year from 31% to 45% 

Q: Do you currently have one of the following smartphones?

Apple (AAPL) made significant inroads in the enterprise over the past year according a survey of 2,300 mobile workers in 1,100 enterprises conducted in September and October by iPass, a California-based provider of Wi-Fi networks.

Among the findings released Wednesday:

  • 95% of mobile workers surveyed now have smartphones, up from 85% in 2010
  • The iPhone is now the top smartphone among mobile employees with a 45% market share, up from 31% in 2010
  • Research in Motion's (RIMM) BlackBerry has only declined slightly, from 35% last year to 32% today, but its competitors have grown faster
  • Google's (GOOG) Android nearly doubled market share year over year, overtaking Nokia (NOK) to take the No. 3 spot with a 21% share
  • Tablet ownership has grown to 44% of mobile employees, up from 33% in Q2 of 2011

Below: What smartphones the respondents thought they'd be getting next year.

Q: Do you intend to receive or purchase any of the following smartphones in 2012?

You can see the full report here.

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Philip Elmer-Dewitt
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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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