News Snippet: Recent surprising mobile phone sales statistics show that Blackberry and Android are outselling iPhone, with a study showing percent market share for recent smartphone purchases as:
- Blackberry (RIM) – 33%
- Android – 27%
- iPhone – 23%
If you’re like me, this is surprising both in that iPhone are *not* the market leaders, and that Android sales are doing so well (and from what we hear, growing).
Reed has an Android phone, and loves it! Haleemon loves her iPhone and Brian is teetering on the edge of iPhone-ness!
The study was by Nielsen in the US and makes for interesting reading. In particular, Blackberry shows the lowest number of people wanting to continue with the same brand, perhaps showing a growing dissatisfaction. It’s worth noting that the study excluded measuring corporate phone use, which would probably push Blackberry stats higher.
From a web point of view, the statistics are interesting for a number of reasons:
- an iPhone application will actually not reach as many people as you think it will
- as a variety of new iPhones come available, websites that work well generally on mobile phones, as websites, will become more important