Palm Loses Ground in Latest ComScore Report
Palm's already small share of the smartphone market has dwindled even further, according to the latest figures released by ComScore. In their most recent Mobile Subscriber Market Share report, covering the period of March-May 2010, ComScore reports that Palm's share of the smartphone pie declined from 5.4% to 4.8%.
While no specific breakdown of devices or total users were released, one can easily speculate that part of Palm's part was comprised by Sprint Pre owners abandoning the webOS ship as their devices completed its first year on the market. These numbers may worsen over the summer months, as Sprint's white-hot Evo 4G just became available on June 4th and Palm has not released any new hardware since the Pre Plus and Pixi Plus in January.
Top Smartphone Platforms
3 Month Avg. Ending May 2010 vs. 3 Month Avg. Ending Feb. 2010
Total U.S. Age 13+
Source: comScore MobiLens
|Share (%) of Smartphone Subscribers|
|Total Smartphone Subscribers||100.0%||100.0%||N/A|
However, the decline in market share is not just endemic to Palm; all of the other major platforms--RIM, Apple, and Microsoft--joined Palm in lost marketshare to Android, which saw an increase from 9.0% to 13.0%. The full text of the ComScore press release is available here.