comScore Reports July 2010 U.S. Mobile Subscriber Market Share
2 out of 3 U.S. Mobile Subscribers Utilize Text Messaging on their Phone
PR Newswire — September 15, 2010
RESTON, Va., Sept. 15 /PRNewswire/ — comScore, Inc. (Nasdaq: SCOR), a leader in measuring the digital world, today released data from the comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month average period ending July 2010 compared to the preceding three-month average. The report ranked the leading mobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and smartphone operating system (OS) platforms in the U.S. according to their share current mobile subscribers age 13 and older, and reviewed the most popular activities and content accessed via the subscriber’s primary mobile phone. The July report found Samsung to be the top handset manufacturer overall with 23.1 percent market share, while RIM led among smartphone platforms with 39.9 percent market share.
OEM Market Share
For the 3 month average period ending in July, 234 million Americans ages 13 and older used mobile devices. Device manufacturer Samsung ranked as the top OEM with 23.1 percent of U.S. mobile subscribers, up one percentage point from the preceding three month period. LG ranked second with 21.2 percent share, followed by Motorola (19.8 percent share), RIM (9.0 percent share, up 0.6 percentage points) and Nokia (7.8 percent share).
Top Mobile OEMs 3 Month Avg. Ending Jul. 2010 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Apr. 2010 Total U.S. Mobile Subscribers Ages 13+ Source: comScore MobiLens