Android for men, iPhone for women, smartphones for 29.7% of mobile subscribers, says Nielsen
Meanwhile, Mars residents are likely to go the Android route, according to new research from The Nielsen Co.
Data collected from October shows that 29.7% of mobile subscribers now own smartphones. The iPhone, from Apple Inc., and the Blackberry from Research In Motion are the most – and equally – popular, each commanding 27% of the smartphone market.
The Android operating system followed with 22% of customers, trailed by Microsoft Windows Mobile with 14%. In the dust: Symbian, Linux and Palm.
Out of all consumers looking for a new smartphone, 28% said they wanted one equipped with Google Inc.'s Android. But 35% of current smartphone users said they’d prefer an iPhone.
-- Tiffany Hsu
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