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Fewer US smartphones reportedly shipped in Q2 of this year than 2011, despite iPhone growth

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The latest numbers from Strategy Analytics suggest that while the iPhone remains strong, total US smartphone shipments are behind where they were a year ago. In its estimate for the second quarter of 2012, Strategy reported 23.8 million total smartphones shipped in the US, down 1.4 million from Q2 of 2011. These numbers reflect a decrease in shipments for every platform except iOS, which apparently shipped 2 million more phones in Q2 of 2012 than 2011. While a precipitous drop for RIM was expected — it shipped barely over half the number of smartphones it did in Q2 of 2011 — 1.9 million fewer Android phones were reportedly shipped over this time period as well, and Android's market share dropped from 60.6 percent in the US to 56.3...



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