Sales of Android Passing iPhone in U.S.

New mobile phones - In the first three months of this year, the Android-based phone sales beat Apple's iPhone, for the first time. Research firm NPD found Android-based smartphone sales in the U.S. reached 28 percent within three months from the beginning of the year 2010.

The difference is quite large when compared with iPhone sales are only 21 percent. Though Android has been able to rival the iPhone, each of them new positions two and three. While for the number one position, RIM Blackberry besutan still survive with 36 percent market share.

Among some of 'an Android phone' which succeeded in boosting its market share, recorded are 'Motorola Droid' and HTC Droid Eris. According to NPD also, smartphone sales ever made by the operator in the U.S., AT & T with a share of 32 percent in this quarter, followed by approximately 30 percent of Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile reached 17 percent, and approximately 15 percent of Sprint.

During the quarter, continued the NPD, the selling price of mobile phones at an average of USD88, or five percent higher than a year ago. But not so with a smartphone, the selling price was down three percent over the previous year, to be USD151 only.
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Write by: RC - Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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