During the three months between October 2009 and January 2010, the research firm charted 42.7 million smartphone users in the US, up 18% from the previous period. Redmond's share fell by 4% to 15.7%, Google's grew 4.3% to 7.1%, Apple nearly stalled with 0.3% growth and 25.1% of the pie, while RIM held a majority share of 43% and saw a 1.7% increase.
During that same timeframe, there were 234 million American mobile subscribers, and a majority of them carried Motorola-made devices. The company held 22.9% of the OEM market share, while LG and Samsung trailed closely with 21.7% and 21.1%. Nokia lost 0.2% share, accounting for 9.1% of US handsets, and RIM felt the largest increase, growing 1.4% to 7.8%.
On average, 63.5% of US mobile phone owners sent a text message, 28.6% used a browser, 21.7% played a game, 17.1% accessed a social networking site or blog, and 12.8% listened to music on their handsets.