Who Are the Latest Winners and Losers in the Smartphone Market?

The mobile revolution continues to gain speed. A new survey from Pew Internet Research arrived on June 5, and it revealed that the majority of the U.S. population owns a smartphone. But while some companies are tapping into this trend, others are starting to lose their footing, even as the number of total users gets bigger.

Who's the latest winner in the battle of the smartphones? Has Apple's iOS smote Google Android? Are sales of Nokia's Lumia and its Microsoft  (NASDAQ: MSFT  ) Windows Phone OS waning in comparison to BlackBerry  (NASDAQ: BBRY  ) ? And does being a loser in the smartphone market necessarily make a company a bad investment? Motley Fool contributor Caroline Bennett has answers to these questions and more in the video below.

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  • Report this Comment On June 12, 2013, at 5:41 PM, HelpIsHere wrote:

    Thank goodness not all of us make our investment decisions on really old data! Thanks

  • Report this Comment On June 12, 2013, at 5:48 PM, Hoopaholic wrote:

    OMG!!! You cannot find someone better to put in front of a camera than that!!! I don't want to work at that company, lol....

  • Report this Comment On June 12, 2013, at 6:09 PM, KtheJ wrote:

    28 % Android, 25% iOS, 1% MSFT, 4% BBRY total equates to 58% of the market - what?? Where is the rest of the 42% of the market. This is the third major survey I've seen in the last 30 days. How come they're all so far off from each other. The last report had MSFT Market share up from 2.5% to 6%. Now you're saying that with all their advertising, market share actually fell. I suppose this is US data only, which is also misleading, it's not like the US owns the market for Smart phones. Why don't you just give us the report or the link to the report and we'll deciper ourselves what the data means? Thanks Kj

  • Report this Comment On June 12, 2013, at 10:25 PM, k1moops wrote:

    BYOD is only an iceberg. Within 5 years BYOD would be part of your résumé. Companies would simply have clusters of Apple Mac Pro servers that run Windows and OSX apps using a short list of acceptable devices which the employees and contractors being to work. All terms of employment would be tightly bound to the device usages. iOS will be the standard for USA, others would likely be Android, and perhaps Windows. This essentially shuts the door to devices that are non iOS, Android, and Windows.

  • Report this Comment On June 13, 2013, at 5:55 AM, Oril wrote:

    Unless ones operating system has the security features of a company like Blackberry behind it, one needs to be extra cautious about downloading videos from the Internet. Considering how misleading many of them are, particularly from this site, one has to ask themselves 'is it really worth the risk?'

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