Android Outsells iPhone in the US, According to NPD Study
A recent study performed by NPD and based on 150,000 responses found that Android is outselling the iPhone in the States for the first time. In Q1 2010, Google handsets like Moto Droid and HTC Droid Eris helped Android reach 28% of the market, while Apple’s handset only got to 21%.
BlackBerries are still on top, with 36%, but still they lost 6% as Android climbed. Verizon is the one to praise for this increase of market share, thanks to its successful Droid line, plus the Buy One Get One promotion. Meanwhile, AT&T is still the leading carrier, with 32% of all US smartphone sales, while Verizon is immediately behind with 30%.
T-Mobile gets 17% and Sprint 15%, although they have some pretty cool devices, as well. The smartphones’ increasing popularity raised the average price of all handsets year over year to $88, while the average price of a smartphone went down to $151 in the same period of time.