Linked by Matthew Johnson on Tue 31st Jan 2012 22:24 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless In its analysis of last year's smartphone market in the U.S., NPD found that market share for Apple's iOS went up following the release of the iPhone 4S, to 43 percent of all smartphone sales in October and November from 26 percent in the third quarter. Android, meanwhile, retained its lead, but lost market share towards the end of the year, dropping in October and November to 47 percent from 60 percent in the previous quarter. These are some dramatic shifts in market share but what do they really mean to you and me?
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RE: There's no one number
by zima on Tue 7th Feb 2012 23:55 UTC in reply to "There's no one number"
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The person getting a free 3GS or low end Android may not really spend much money on applications or spend a lot of time on the web.

I don't know... I'd say somebody who gets tricked, by contracts, into thinking their phone is "free" might be also relatively profligate with apps or web.

Probably more than the person paying full price for their phone, and who is on prepaid - like most of 5+ billion mobile subscribers.

(yeah, generally, don't call it "free" / that's what marketers want you to do / language delineates thinking)

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