Over 53 million of those users were on smartphones -- 11% more than the previous period. Research In Motion enjoyed a healthy lead in share, accounting for 39.3% of Americans with smartphones. Apple followed with 23.8%, and Android placed third with 17% -- jumping an impressive 5% (and the only platform to gain share). Microsoft represented 11.8% of the smartphone market, while Palm ranked last in the top five with 4.9%.
Breaking down usage, comScore reports that two out of three US mobile subscribers sent text messages in July, up 1.4%. Handset owners are surfing the web more too, with 33.6% of people browsing the web, a 2.5% increase. More than 30% of mobile users downloaded apps, 22.3% played games, 21.8% accessed social networking sites or blogs, and 14.5% listened to music -- all of which increased or are nearly flat in change from the prior period.