Sunday, May 8, 2011

Samsung Top USA Handset Manufacturer (Charts) *Market share 24.5% in competitive sector*

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Samsung Was Top USA Handset Manufacturer in Q1 2011 

Samsung Top USA Handset Manufacturer

comScore announced May 6, 2011 that the Samsung was the largest USA handset manufacturer with a market share with 24.5% in the first quarter of 2011. Samsung continues its lead over LG, which had a 20.9% market share. Motorola was third with 15.8%, followed by Research in Motion (RIM) with 8.4%,  Apple with 7.9%, and finally "Other" at 22.5%.

Samsung Led in First Quarter 2011

Samsung Led in Fourth Quarter 2010

The quarter on quarter (QoQ) change in market share from the fourth quarter 2010 to the first quarter 2011 saw Samsung market share dip slightly from 24.8% to 24.5%. LG held steady at 20.9%. Motorola slipped from 16.7% to 15.8%. Research in Motion (RIM) also slipped slightly from 8.5% to 8.4%. Apple gained market share from 6.8% to 7.9%. "Other" increased from 22.3% to 22.5%.

comScore Reports March 2011 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share
Google and Apple Gain Ground in Smartphone Market

RESTON, VA, May 6, 2011 – comScore, Inc. (NASDAQ: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending March 2011. The study surveyed more than 30,000 U.S. mobile subscribers and found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 24.5 percent market share. Google Android led among smartphone platforms with 34.7 percent market share.

OEM Market Share
For the three month average period ending in March, 234 million Americans ages 13 and older used mobile devices. Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 24.5 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers. LG ranked second with 20.9 percent share, followed by Motorola (15.8 percent) and RIM (8.4 percent). Apple continued to gain share following the launch of the Verizon iPhone, up 1.1 percentage points to reach 7.9 percent of subscribers.
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