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ComScore: Palm hangs on to 4.9% US marketshare

by Dieter Bohn Wed, 15 Sep 2010 6:24 pm EDT


ComScore has just let loose their US marketshare numbers for July 2010 and they contain what has to be considered happy news for webOS lovers - Palm held steady at a 4.9 percent marketshare between April and July despite dropping no major new handsets and in the face of an onslaught of competing devices. This in the midst of an overall 11% growth in the Smartphone market. In other words, as PC member southbaypalm points out to us, there are still plenty of new webOS purchasers out there.

Android was the big winner in the time period, picking up 5%. We're also seeing that Windows Mobile seems to still be hanging on to an 11.8% marketshare in the US.

If comScore's estimate of 53.4 million smartphone owners in the US is accurate, that pegs the number of Palm owners in July at around 2.6 million. That number is remarkably close to our own estimate a month ago, for what it's worth.

Source: comScore; Thanks southbaypalm!