It’s well covered by now that Android is the most popular smartphone platform in the US. Helped by having hundreds of devices raging from cheap pre-paid phones to high-end expensive powerhouses, there’s a Google phone for everyone. However, the Android market is still lacking that one, single handset that can outsell the iPhone. The fourth generation iPhone is by far the most popular Apple smartphone to date and recent results prove that.
The sales chart below shows the most popular handsets on each of the top four American carriers. On AT&T and Verizon, the iPhone 4 has been the most popular device for six months in a row, including September – only a month before the new device was launched, and 15 months after its initial entry to market. The biggest hardware competitors are HTC and Samsung. (Notice: the iPhone 3GS was still the 2nd most popular handset on AT&T all the way up until August – over 2 years after launch.) RIM found its way back in to the lives of AT&T’s customers with the second generation BlackBerry Torch. (Click image to enlarge.)
A big talking point is the recent introduction of the iPhone 4 and 4S on Sprint’s network. Will we see the end of the EVO dominance at Sprint? I guess we’ll find out in the next few months. Tweet me your thoughts: @TiP_Cam