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    Here's a quote from an article on CNET:

    During the three-month period that ended in July, Android captured 41.8 percent of the U.S. smartphone market, representing a 5.4 percentage point increase over the 36.4 percent market share it had in the quarter that ended in April.

    Apple's iOS platform came in second during the three-month period, earning 27 percent market share, up from the 26 percent it had in the prior period. RIM's BlackBerry OS came in third with 21.7 percent share, down from the 25.7 percent share it had during the previous three-month period. Windows Phone and Symbian rounded out the top five with 5.7 percent and 1.9 percent market share, respectively.


    WebOS does not even make the list.

    The problem for developers is in the numbers. Unless the marginal cost of porting an existing app to WebOS is very low, it just doesn't make sense to focus efforts on it. Would you like to get .1% of the Android market or the WebOS market? I do acknowledge that there is less competition in the WebOS market, but still.......


    Read more: Android nabs 41 percent share in U.S., study finds | The Digital Home - CNET News
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    It'll be interesting to see what numbers that focus on tablets look like 3 or 4 months from now.
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    Of course webOS doesn't make the list since that study is about smartphones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by beardedspoooon View Post
    It'll be interesting to see what numbers that focus on tablets look like 3 or 4 months from now.
    Well, we kow Apple has sold over 30 million units so far and all other tablets combined may have reached 3-5 million (this would be sell through numbers, not tablets sold to distributors and sitting on shelves). I think a big spike is going to come from the Touchpad and the numbers sold by HP are 'real' numbers, not fudged like you get from Samsung.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superjudge View Post
    Of course webOS doesn't make the list since that study is about smartphones.
    Duh..lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Superjudge View Post
    Of course webOS doesn't make the list since that study is about smartphones.
    True. This list also represents activations, not phones purchased. BOGO free activations tend to skew numbers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac.World View Post
    Well, we kow Apple has sold over 30 million units so far and all other tablets combined may have reached 3-5 million (this would be sell through numbers, not tablets sold to distributors and sitting on shelves). I think a big spike is going to come from the Touchpad and the numbers sold by HP are 'real' numbers, not fudged like you get from Samsung.
    Except that they are bought for the purpose to be sold on ebay --- so they are not "real" numbers.

    Apple doesn't even post "real" numbers --- as the first weekend sales numbers were mostly bought by people who are paid to stand in line, so that they can buy them and ship them to Hong Kong and elsewhere to be sold as grey goods. Notice that these first weekend "purchases" are sitting on some shelves in Hong Kong shops --- they aren't really sold to end-users.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac.World View Post
    True. This list also represents activations, not phones purchased. BOGO free activations tend to skew numbers.
    Apple numbers are skew too --- by the carriers' willingness to massively subsidize the iphone, but not other phone models from other manufacturers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samab View Post
    Apple numbers are skew too --- by the carriers' willingness to massively subsidize the iphone, but not other phone models from other manufacturers.
    ??? I don't get what you are saying. There are no free iPhones 'sold', no BOGO offers. Every iPhone is paid for. These are true sales, not skewed. Subsidization is a fact with every smart phone. This has no bearing, so not sure what you are attempting to say.
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    Quote Originally Posted by samab View Post
    Except that they are bought for the purpose to be sold on ebay --- so they are not "real" numbers.

    Apple doesn't even post "real" numbers --- as the first weekend sales numbers were mostly bought by people who are paid to stand in line, so that they can buy them and ship them to Hong Kong and elsewhere to be sold as grey goods. Notice that these first weekend "purchases" are sitting on some shelves in Hong Kong shops --- they aren't really sold to end-users.
    This represented a minority of sales, as you well know, and I bet u 30 million dollars that every single one of those iPads were sold before they hit Hong Kong shores and probably sold for 3 times their worth. Regardless, every iPad made was sold to a customer. Same could never be said for the Xoom, galaxy tab, Transformer or touchpad (prior to the firesale).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac.World View Post
    ??? I don't get what you are saying. There are no free iPhones 'sold', no BOGO offers. Every iPhone is paid for. These are true sales, not skewed. Subsidization is a fact with every smart phone. This has no bearing, so not sure what you are attempting to say.
    Plenty of overseas carriers have zero dollar iphone deals.

    Instead of subsidizing one iphone for $400, the carriers subsidize $400 over the 2 other smartphones with BOGO deals.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mac.World View Post
    This represented a minority of sales, as you well know, and I bet u 30 million dollars that every single one of those iPads were sold before they hit Hong Kong shores and probably sold for 3 times their worth. Regardless, every iPad made was sold to a customer. Same could never be said for the Xoom, galaxy tab, Transformer or touchpad (prior to the firesale).
    There are plenty of iphones and ipads in the grey goods "channel". Hell, there are a bunch of "fake" Apple stores in China that they just closed down.

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