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webOS Market Share: Needs Work?

by Dieter Bohn Tue, 09 Feb 2010 12:31 pm EST


As came up quite often in yesterday's Round Robin Response, the most important thing for Palm to do right now is sell as many phones as possible. Two reports today seem to indicate that perhaps that effort isn't going so well.

First, comScore has released some numbers (via daringfireball)indicating that Palm is sliding backwards in the marketshare battle, moving from 8.3% to 6.1% from December to September. Now, Palm's survival isn't (just) about marketshare but rather sheer numbers. Also, it's worth noting that these number probably include everything Palm makes, so while there's a decline overall it's likely that's hiding an uptick in webOS share (one hopes).

Meanwhile, Barron's reports (via everythingpre)that Piper Jaffray Analyst T. Michael Walkley says webOS sales on Verizon has him "slightly disappointed," but he continues that heavy marketing could help. Hopefully there are enough moms out there to help Palm with these numbers.

Here at PreCentral, informally it does still seem like the vast majority of webOS users are on Sprint - but hey, maybe we're wrong. How about you set us straight with this here poll: