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NPD: iPhone surged, Android slipped in Oct. and Nov.

January 9, 2012: 4:16 PM ET

Apple's (AAPL) share of the U.S. smartphone market nearly caught up to Google's (GOOG) Android in the first two months of the fourth quarter, according to a new report from the NPD Group.

Apple's market share jumped from 26% in Q3 to 43% in October and November while Android's fell from 60% to 47%.

Underscoring Apple's strength going into the holiday sales period, the company had the three best-selling smartphones -- the iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS --  in NPD's list top 10 models for October and November.

Via TechCrunch.

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