Android Phones Take Over Verizon: Report

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    Android phones from Verizon: (L-R) DROID 2 by Motorola,
    DROID PRO by Motorola, DROID X by Motorola, DROID Incredible
    by HTC, Motorola CITRUS. (Courtesy of Verizon Wireless)

    Android phones are dominating Verizon Wireless, notably against Blackberry smartphones, says a new report published last week, according to the All Things Digital blog.

    The report said that the Google Android OS is dominating the Verizon smartphone market. Around 80 percent of smartphones that have Verizon as a carrier are Android-based in the third quarter of this year.


    Of that 80 percent, 46 percent was the Droid phone manufactured by Motorola.


    Blackberry phones had a 90 percent share in the third quarter of last year. Now, RIM’s flagship smartphone has fallen to 19 percent of the Verizon market, according to MSNBC.


    "The decline is led by the lack of a Storm refresh, dwindling sales of the Tour/Bold series, and a failure of the new Curve 3G to yet replace diminishing sales of the Curve 8530," ITG telecom analyst Matthew Goodman stated, according to MSNBC.


    All Things Digital noted that the BlackBerry will probably never regain its foothold in the Verizon market.



    By Alex Johnston
    December 12, 2010
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    Only a matter of time......
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    Makes sense to me, Blackberry OS sucks in comparison to both Android and iOS.
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    I had a bbstorm (the first version) as my first smart phone. Long storry short it sucked! It was soooo slow! After 3 months with it I wanted my razor back. Although I can't complain with the service. That stupid thing always had bars! Anyway got the droid x now a love it! Never going back! Even got my dad to get off his bb curve and get the new droid biz phone from Verizon!

    Sent from my DROIDX using DroidForums App
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    Tic, Tic, Tic, that's the sound of Rim's time running out........:blackdroid:
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    not surprising to see Blackberry falling off the map... it was only a matter of time.
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    My first smartphone was a BB 8350. It didn't hold a candle to the droid 2 I currently own . . .
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    ...all those Droids in the picture and no Droid One
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    ... good catch. This is a shame... especially since it's 46% of Verizon owned Droids. dancedroid
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    My wife still owns the original Droid, still going strong . . .
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    Dexter reference?

    Flipping love that show...
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    Not surprising at all when you consider the dated os and the lacking hardware....comparatively the original Droid has better specs than the Torch which is RIMS "Flagship". (Sad part the Droid is a year older.)
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    Droid i think in general is the best phone there is, fully customizable and more fun to use then an iPhone/BlackBerry
    Let the Droid invasion begin :)
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    What about the lg ally, its still being sold at verizon!

    Droidforums.net appified!
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    Yeah Yeah its only a matter of time!
    im kinda mad i got my upgrade so quick the droid pro is really cool my friend has it and i like it better then my droid2
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    It seems odd that they are only featuring Motorola and HTC Phones (yea yea only 1 HTC, bit still).

    You think they would feature ALL Android phones CURRENTLY sold at Verizon. I understand why the don't show the original Droid, its not currently sold.
    They are missing the Samsung Fascinate and the LG Ally, both fairly popular phones that are STILL sold at Verizon!
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    Reminds me I missed it last night, gotta catch it On Demand....

    Yea...these stats lately were inevitable. Good OS, good hardware...

    Enough said...
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    Aside from the above mentioned missing android devices, they don't have the devour or eris. Incredible is discontinued, so its not just "available" devices. That's a butload of phones!!! D1, D2, DX, DPro, Devour, citrus, incredible, eris, fascinate, ally, and probably more im forgetting! 10 android devices!!!! dancedroid

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    Droids are eating the berries. OH THE HUMANITY!
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    My gf for some reason "loves" the new blackberry torch. I told her her phone (LG Ally) is probably way better than it in any way. She just thinks its so "sleek".
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