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Smartphone Sales Outpaces Feature-phones, for the First Time in the U.S: Nielsen
By: Prashanth Shantharam  |  2, July 2011

According to Nielsen’s stats, smartphone popularity is surging, with 55% of U.S phone buyers opting for smartphones over feature phones, in the last two months. That’s a 21 percentage point spike year on year. Android continued its dominance with a 38% share, with Apple and Blackberry following suit respectively.

Among recent phone buyers, Android sales have plateau-ed at 27% in the last quarter (Feb 11 to May 11). Apple’s iPhone sales spiked, jumping from 10% of new acquirers in February to 17% in May. Apple was the only smartphone to have shown an upswing in sales numbers, this quarter. While RIM witnessed new phone purchases drop from 11% to 6%, this quarter.

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