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Smartphone Trend’s Rising, Palm Pre and iPhone 3GS Causing This

Smartphone ownership is increasing, or so says a ChangeWave survey research that took place on June 9-15. 37% of the respondents said that they own a smartphone, while 14.4% of all people questioned mentioned that they plan on buying one in the next 90 days.

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The survey comprised 4063 respondents and also determined that, as far as market share is concerned, Research in Motion leads the pack, as the market share leader with 41%. Next comes Apple with 25% and Palm, with 7%. What’s interesting is that many of those questioned plan on buying a Palm smartphone in the next 90 days, 8%, double the amount before Pre was launched.

44% of those planning to buy a new smartphone in the following 3 months claim that the handset will be an iPhone, showing the impact of the iPhone 3GS, iPhone OS 3.0 and price cuts. Of these future Apple iPhone buyers, 21% will purchase a  16GB iPhone 3GS (going for $199), 17% a 32GB iPhone 3GS (going for $299) and 5% an 8GB iPhone 3G  ($99).

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[via blog.changewave.com]