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Nielsen: Android Sales Overtake iPhone in the U.S.

Talking points: Tremendous growth for Android; Android (27%) and iPhone (23%) still trail BlackBerry (33%); but RIM’s in trouble, because most Android and iPhone owners like their phones and most BlackBerry owners are thinking about getting something else next time; the numbers only count phones, so the iPod Touch doesn’t count; the numbers are only for the U.S.

And, a question: How much of Android’s U.S. success is attributable to Verizon’s strength as the number one U.S. carrier? I.e., how different would these numbers look in an alternate universe where Verizon, not AT&T, is the iPhone’s exclusive U.S. carrier?

Monday, 2 August 2010