Time for Google to do the happy robot dance? While Nielsen says that RIM BlackBerry smartphones are still the most prevalent in terms of handsets currently in use, today the NPD Group said that in Q2 of 2010, Android smartphones outsold all other platforms. 33 percent of phones sold were Android, while 28 percent were BlackBerry and 22 percent were Apple iPhone models.
According to NPD's Mobile Phone Track, Verizon Wireless has maintained its lead among top carriers for the last three quarters comprising a third (33 percent) of the units sold in the U.S. mobile phone market in Q2, followed by AT&T (25 percent), Sprint (12 percent), and T-Mobile (11 percent). In Q2 Verizon Wireless continued their buy-one-get-one (BOGO) offers on all smartphones, including both RIM and Android models.
-------------------- Lisa Gade Editor in Chief, MobileTechReview