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    Top Smartphone Platforms
    3 Month Avg. Ending May 2011 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2011
    Total U.S. Smartphone Subscribers Ages 13+
    Source: comScore MobiLens
     	Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers
    Platform Feb-11	May-11	Point Change
    Google	 33.0%	 38.1%	 5.1
    Apple	 25.2%	 26.6%	 1.4
    RIM	 28.9%	 24.7%	 -4.2
    Microsft 7.7%	 5.8%	 -1.9
    Palm	 2.8%	 2.4%	 -0.4
    We're down 0.4% of smartphone subscribers... but that is less of a drop than that suffered by RIM and Windows Phone 7..

    That does not include the Veer launch, as May 15th occurred after th is chart's cut-off of May 11. Hopefully we'll see an upward trend from that in the next interval. If I read it right, though, an increase would mean ian increase of people not simply switching from one palm phone to another.
    (the first chart on the page includes all mobile, not just smartphones).
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    i think webOS is really holding its ground though the percentage is dropping... speaks well for webos users.
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    damn ms is loosing groung too~! i would not have thought that at all!!
    i guess android with all their product launches and iphone going to cdma sucked everything up in may.

    now with the TP released and the veer getting respectable reviews and new products pretty much every month on the horizon now. i think webos has a fighting chance~!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ijip View Post
    damn ms is loosing groung too~! i would not have thought that at all!!
    Remember Microsoft #s also include Windows Mobile 6 and earlier versions as well. So WP7 might be up but microsoft down overall. They didn't have that breakdown.

    Similarly, the Palm #s might include any straggling PalmOS smartphones.
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    It really frustrates me that Comscore doesn't separate WP7 from Windows Mobile. They're completely different OS's. I have to wonder if there are more than a handful of Palm OS users still out there.
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    I know a number of corporate environments that still heavily use windows mobile 6.5... they have a significant investment into mobile deployments using it and have no plans on switching to wp7...
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    I really doubt the Veer numbers will add much. Maybe a reduction of 0.3% instead of 0.4%, something really trivial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aapold View Post
    I know a number of corporate environments that still heavily use windows mobile 6.5... they have a significant investment into mobile deployments using it and have no plans on switching to wp7...
    The same is true for PalmOS (and I know a few places that still use MS-DOS), but I'm not sure whether these ratings reflect corporate usage at all. I don't think they call corporate IT admins and ask them what they're using, they're just calling consumers and ask them what sort of phone they have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EvilKell View Post
    It really frustrates me that Comscore doesn't separate WP7 from Windows Mobile. They're completely different OS's. I have to wonder if there are more than a handful of Palm OS users still out there.
    What's more concerning to me is that there is no separation between Palm and HP. Palm does not have a current OS in the mobile game. As you say, there are straggling PalmOS users out there, but webOS is now "HP webOS" and has been since at least last September (according to this article: http://www.precentral.net/signs-chan...nding-hp-webos).

    The bigger question is why doesn't HP approach them and have them fix this error. The answer is most likely that HP doesn't want to be seen as being in last place in that list and they are just fine letting people see Palm listed there.

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