Today’s comScore report shows that a full third of all US phone users are using a Smartphone and that is heading toward a majority pretty quickly. Perhaps that is why (with a little help from Verizon) Apple was the biggest gainer in the overall phone market in the Feb-May quarter. LG was up just slightly while Apple stole marketshare from Motorla and RIM.
I think it is important to keep in mind that Apple’s original iPhone goal was to capture 1% of the total phone market in the first year of release. They’ve done that many times over and now Apple is capturing over 1% of the total US phone market per quarter. Read more