As the battle of the Smartphones rages on, more consumers are making the smartphone switch every day. People are trading up their RAZR’s for something with a touchscreen, keyboard and high dollar data package. Comscore conducted a survey back in October to find out the Mobile OS market share as of Q3 2009. The survey was only conducted on users above the age of 13. The results show that 36M Americans are using a smartphone, while 196M use a standard style phone. The numbers in the chart reflect the amount of phones in use at the time of the survey, and not the amount products sold.
Looks like Blackberry (RIM) is still holding on a dominating lead with almost half of the pie. Apple is moving up of course while Android is still just fighting for a small share. The stats are about 3 months old now, so I can imagine things are looking better for the Android team and probably Apple too. RIM has been gaining momentum throughout the year and really shows no signs of slowing down. The other three OS’s need to step it up and reclaim some smartphone market share. WinMo has not changed entirely too much since a survey in February, and the Palm scored does not reflect the recent Palm Pre WebOS. Hopefully we’ll see some game changing new releases next year.