Samsung Tops US Handset Rankings

Samsung is the top handset-maker in the US, according to the latest comScore MobiLens data for the three-month average period to the end of January 2011. comScore surveyed more than 30,000 US mobile subscribers, with Samsung emerging as the top handset manufacturer overall, with a 24.9 per cent market share.

For the three month period in question, 234m Americans aged 13 and older used mobile devices. Samsung’s 24.9 per cent market share was 0.7 percentage points up over the previous three-month period. LG ranked second on 20.8 per cent share, followed by Motorola (16.5 per cent), RIM (8.6 per cent) and Apple (7 per cent).

For the same period, 65.8m people in the US owned smartphones, up 8 per cent compared to the previous three-month period. Android captured the top slot among smartphone platforms for the first time, with a market share of 31.2 per cent. RIM ranked second with 30.4 per cent market share, followed by Apple (24.7 per cent), Microsoft (8.0 per cent) and Palm (3.2 per cent).

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