Mobile Platform Shift Trends Continue
It will come as little surprise but the latest data from comScore shows that for right now (emphasis on right now) Android is the big winner. Things are changing and if the Verizon iPhone deal ever gets past the “It’s definitely coming at some point in the very near but maybe sorta far away future” talk that will be the true measure of who has whom by what body part in the mobile platform space.
The comScore results are
RIM’s position at the top is likely to continue to be that way for a while as their position in the corporate world helps them look like they are ahead of the pack. We all know though that the BlackBerry isn’t keeping pace with the growing competition from Apple and Android devices and eventually they will slide through that chart. We’ll report it as news on that day but no one will be surprised.
When the iPhone does get away from AT&T exclusivity it will be interesting to see just how many people are married to the iPhone platform enough to switch to a pricier provider (Verizon) and get a new phone that will work on the Verizon network. It’s a bigger commitment than many are making it out to be so those numbers could be telling.
Also, what if the Verizon network hiccups with the new data surge it will see from iPhone users? Will AT&T service actually improve if some of the current data load is moved elsewhere? If you are a current iPhone user are you thinking of making the switch?
All interesting questions for sure. No one can predict just how this will play out because there are so many factors to consider. As for now though, the Android platform appears to be making hay while the sun is shining. For how long and how bright that sun remains is a question for a higher authority.