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Samsung tops US mobile handset market share


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comScore's April report on the US mobile market has found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 22.1 percent market share, while Verizon led among mobile operators with 31.1 percent market share.
­For the 3 month period ending in April, 234 million Americans age 13 and older were mobile subscribers, with device manufacturer Samsung ranking as the top OEM at a 22.1 percent share of U.S. mobile subscribers, up one point from the prior three month period. LG ranked second with 21.8 percent share, followed by Motorola (21.6 percent share, down 1.3 percentage points), RIM (8.4 percent share) and Nokia (8.1 percent share).

Mobile Operator Market Share

In a ranking of the top mobile operators in the U.S. during the 3 month period ending in April, Verizon led the market with 31.1 percent of mobile subscribers. AT&T ranked second with 25.2 percent market share, up 0.2 percentage points from the period ending January 2010. Sprint narrowly grabbed the #3 position with 12.0 percent market share, closely trailed by T-Mobile (12.0 percent), while Tracfone gained 0.3 points to capture 5.1 percent of the market.

Mobile Content Usage

In an average month during the February through April 2010 time period, 64.6 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers used text messaging on their mobile device, up 1.1 percentage points versus the prior three month period, while browsers were used by 31.1 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers (up 2.5 percentage points). Subscribers who used downloaded applications comprised 29.8 percent of the mobile audience, representing a substantial increase of 3.1 percentage points over the prior three month period. Accessing of social networking sites and blogs also continued to grow, increasing 2.8 percentage points to 19.9 percent of mobile subscribers.


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