Smartphones Reach 59% Market Share, iPhone is Best Selling Handset

Smartphones Reach 59% Market Share, iPhone is Best Selling Handset

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The share of U.S. mobile handset sales that were smartphones reached 59 percent in the third quarter (Q3) of 2011, an increase of 13 percentage points since Q3 of 2010, according to NPD. Based on the latest data from their monthly Mobile Phone Track service, average selling prices for smartphones have declined for four consecutive quarters, reaching $135 in Q3.

NPD's Smartphone Track indicates that prices are falling even though many consumers originally considered paying more. Among U.S. consumers who considered purchasing phones in the $200 to $250 price range, 64 percent ended up purchasing a phone for less than $200. Led by continued steady sales for Apple's iPhones, the top five best-selling mobile phone handsets in Q3 were as follows:

1. Apple iPhone 4
2. Apple iPhone 3GS
3. HTC EVO 4G
4. Motorola Droid 3
5. Samsung Intensity II

"Even as smartphone prices continue to decline, the accessory attachment rates for smartphones in Q3 was unchanged since last year," said Ross Rubin, executive director of industry analysis for NPD. "This indicates further opportunity for retailers to improve revenue numbers by focusing marketing efforts on selling more accessories." The top U.S. mobile accessories brands in Q3 were Zagg, Otter Products, Just Wireless, Motorola, and Incase Designs.

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Smartphones Reach 59% Market Share, iPhone is Best Selling Handset

Big White Azz - November 14, 2011 at 6:31pm
iPhone bitches!
Mr yogi - November 14, 2011 at 5:43pm
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yahoo517. - November 14, 2011 at 5:58pm
That's freaking hilarious. Lay off the Vodka Peeps...
interceptor - November 14, 2011 at 6:23pm
lolol we cant stop laughing
Wheel of life - November 14, 2011 at 4:39pm
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