Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 16th May 2013 13:17 UTC
PDAs, Cellphones, Wireless "Android and iOS, the number one and number two ranked smartphone operating systems worldwide, combined for 92.3% of all smartphone shipments during the first quarter of 2013 as Windows Phone crept past BlackBerry for 3rd place. According to the International Data Corporation Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker, Android smartphone vendors and Apple shipped a total of 199.5 million units worldwide during 1Q13, up 59.1% from the 125.4 million units shipped during 1Q12." Windows Phone doubles from a few to twice few, iOS loser market share as its growth is slower than that of the overall market. BlackBerry continues slide into irrelevance.
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Hummmm
by Deviate_X on Thu 16th May 2013 14:17 UTC
Deviate_X
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2005-07-11

Most people you see on trains are using are using iPhones, easily the majority are iPhones. But they are only 17% apparently. What is it about the iPhone which makes the average people more prone to actually take out and use the apple smart phone so much much more than others!

I also see tons of blackberries being used! and they are now beneath windows

Edited 2013-05-16 14:18 UTC

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RE: Hummmm
by Jbso on Thu 16th May 2013 14:27 in reply to "Hummmm"
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2013-01-05

Maybe iPhone is just more popular where you live? I see Samsungs most often, followed by dumphones, then iPhones.

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RE: Hummmm
by peejay on Thu 16th May 2013 14:44 in reply to "Hummmm"
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2005-06-29

What is it about the iPhone which makes the average people more prone to actually take out and use the apple smart phone so much much more than others!

Discourtesy? ;)

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RE: Hummmm
by leos on Thu 16th May 2013 14:48 in reply to "Hummmm"
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2005-09-21

Most people you see on trains are using are using iPhones, easily the majority are iPhones. But they are only 17% apparently. What is it about the iPhone which makes the average people more prone to actually take out and use the apple smart phone so much much more than others!

I also see tons of blackberries being used! and they are now beneath windows


iPhone market share in US and Canada is significantly higher than the rest of the world. I also see mostly iPhones around here (Victoria, Canada).

However, if you look at web usage stats they disagree wildly with device sold stats (with Apple getting a much higher share of web usage than would be expected given their sales), so it does seem that iPhone buyers actually use them more than Android buyers (likely due to low end Android devices that are being sold essentially as feature phones ).

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RE[2]: Hummmm
by JAlexoid on Thu 16th May 2013 17:37 in reply to "RE: Hummmm"
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Well.... If Android's browsers were as good as Mobile Safari...

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RE[2]: Hummmm
by No it isnt on Thu 16th May 2013 19:35 in reply to "RE: Hummmm"
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2005-11-14

Might just as well be due to the market segment that goes for Apple products. I'm pretty sure they're mainly young people.

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RE: Hummmm
by Bill Shooter of Bul on Thu 16th May 2013 20:22 in reply to "Hummmm"
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2006-07-14

Well, you are on a train and you see blackberries being used. That kind of indicates that you are on a commuter train to a larger city. Larger cities have larger companies with more stringent requirements for business phones than smaller businesses. I think you may be seeing the effect of those policies, rather than a representative sample of smartphone use.

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RE[2]: Hummmm
by Sodki on Thu 16th May 2013 21:04 in reply to "RE: Hummmm"
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2005-11-10

Well, you are on a train and you see blackberries being used. That kind of indicates that you are on a commuter train to a larger city. Larger cities have larger companies with more stringent requirements for business phones than smaller businesses. I think you may be seeing the effect of those policies, rather than a representative sample of smartphone use.


Jbso's comment was spot on. We see what we see because of where we are. For example, Blackberry is huuuuge in London, and I'm not talking about the business side, I'm talking about normal, everyday people, teenagers, etc..

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RE: Hummmm
by BallmerKnowsBest on Fri 17th May 2013 20:13 in reply to "Hummmm"
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2008-06-02

Most people you see on trains are using are using iPhones, easily the majority are iPhones. But they are only 17% apparently. What is it about the iPhone which makes the average people more prone to actually take out and use the apple smart phone so much much more than others!


Two words: "Conspicuous Consumption".

Conspicuous consumption is the spending of money on and the acquiring of luxury goods and services to publicly display economic power — either the buyer’s income or the buyer’s accumulated wealth. [...] Moreover, invidious consumption, a more specialized sociologic term, denotes the deliberate conspicuous consumption of goods and services intended to provoke the envy of other people, as a means of displaying the buyer’s superior socio-economic status.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Conspicuous_consumption

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RE[2]: Hummmm
by brichpmr on Sat 18th May 2013 00:01 in reply to "RE: Hummmm"
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2006-04-22

Ballmer doesn't know anything best, by the way.

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