Apple holds steady while Microsoft, RIM and Palm all lose market share.
Google's (GOOG) Android platform had another winning quarter, according to comScore's Mobilens. Android phones went from under 15% of the U.S. smartphone market in June to over 21% in September according to a report by ComScore. Google started out the year at 7%. Apple held steady at 24.3%, although July saw a spike with the launch of the iPhone 4.
RIM (RIMM) remained the overall leader, but its market share has dropped from over 40% in May to 37.3 percent in September. While it has a huge installed base, its monthly sales numbers have fallen behind Apple and Google. The writing is on the wall.
Even as Canada's Rogers Communications and Germany's T-Mobile compete to offer the worst voice and data plans for the iPhone 3G, Hutchison Global Communications on Monday unveiled what may be the best.
Hutchison (HTX), which stuck a deal with Apple (AAPL) in May to bring the iPhone to Hong Kong and Macau, will be offering customers a choice of two pricing plans:
8GB iPhone for HK$2,938 ($377) plus HK$188 per month ($24/month) MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Jun 30, 2008 10:16 AM ET
Who are these kids?
According to a Piper Jaffray survey of high school students released on Tuesday, 6 percent already own an iPhone and 9 percent expect to buy one in the next six months. That's twice as many teens as owned iPhones in Fall '07, three months after the device was first released, when 3 percent had already bought one and 9 percent planned to.
Overall, Apple (AAPL) did well in MOREPhilip Elmer-DeWitt - Apr 8, 2008 5:33 PM ET
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