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Holiday sales boost iPhone’s market share in the U.S., as BlackBerry circles the drain
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Holiday sales boost iPhone’s market share in the U.S., as BlackBerry circles the drain

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Whereas Apple famously says that it doesn’t care about the market share of its merchandise, the firm’s cell market share in the U.S. has grown, following record sales in its holiday quarter.

In line with a new report by ComScore, Apple’s lower of the cell market in the U.S. grew by one p.c in the three month interval ending in January of this 12 months, whereas BlackBerry and Android each noticed their market share shrink by half a proportion level. Home windows Cellphone is now the third-largest cell working system in the nation due to BlackBerry’s continued decline, despite the fact that Microsoft’s cell providing didn’t present any market share development.

Whereas the report seems to be dire for BlackBerry now, it seems to be like the embattled Canadian smartphone maker could have rougher waters forward. 94 percent of people who took benefit of a T-Cellular promotion that allowed BlackBerry customers to commerce in their outdated handsets for $200 in credit score in direction of a brand new telephone selected to purchase one thing aside from a BlackBerry.

A chart showing OEM smartphone market share

Samsung and Apple each stay at the prime of the OEM meals chain, gaining 1.3 p.c and 1 p.c market share respectively over the three-month interval ComScore measured. LG jumped into third place with a slight market share acquire, overtaking its two closest opponents. Regardless of constructive opinions of its flagship telephone, HTC continues to flounder, sinking to the backside of the desk with a slight 5.4 p.c of the complete U.S. market.

Motorola’s share of the market additionally shrank as Google agreed to sell it to Lenovo for $2.91 billion. Whereas Lenovo is a serious participant in the smartphone market outdoors the U.S., the firm hasn’t introduced any of its choices stateside. Given the fierce competitors in the Android ecosystem, it will likely be attention-grabbing to see what occurs, assuming Motorola’s sale is met with regulatory approval.

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