iPhone the Most Desired Smartphone

first_imgThe most desired smartphone operating system amongst US consumers? It’s still the iPhone, apparently. According to new numbers from Neilsen, 35 percent of people in the US who plan to get a new smartphone prefer the iPhone. Android is number two on the list at 28 percent. RIM’s Blackberry is in third with 13 percent, followed by Windows Mobile’s six percent. According to Nielsen’s numbers, Apple’s iOS currently dominates the US smartphone market at 27.9 percent, followed closely by RIM’s 27.4 percent. Android, the newest of the three, isn’t too far behind at 22.7 percent, thanks no doubt to the sheer number of companies producing handsets for the OS. Windows currently has 14 percent of the market–a number that will perhaps jump in the next year, given the fact that Microsoft has finally introduced another viable mobile operating system for the first time in a while. Symbian, Linux, and Palm all trail those numbers, at 3.4-, 3.3-, and 1.3-percent of the total market, respectively.At present, smartphones are still in the minority, comprising 29.7 percent of the total US market.last_img read more