Survey Results : U.S. Mobile Phone Subscribers

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April 4

Research In Motion* (RIMM : NASDAQ : US$13.01)

Apple (AAPL : NASDAQ : US$629.32

comScore (SCOR : NASDAQ : US$21.19)

ComScore released the results from its most recent survey of U.S. mobile phone subscribers for the three months ending in February.

The survey of 30,000 people showed Samsung as the top handset manufacturer, with a 25.6% share of the market while LG’s share fell to 19.4% from 20.5%.

Apple took the number-three spot with a share of 13.5%, up from 11.2%. On the smartphone front, Android phones jumped to a 50.1% share, up from 46.9%, Apple’s share increased to 30.2% from 28.7% while

Research In Motion saw its share of the smartphone market fall to 13.4% from 16.6%. Shares of RIM were in the red on Tuesday on the declining market share along with concerns that it would have difficulty finding a buyer and a patent infringement lawsuit from NXP semiconductor. It popped after announcing its Q4 results last week when management said that it would be exploring strategic options; however a Reuters article published Monday citing a source close to the matter noted that the company is “not having any dialogue with private equity or strategics.” Additionally, NXP Semiconductors, a Dutch tech company, said the BlackBerry phones and PlayBoook tablets infringe on several patents issued between 1997 and 2008. It is seeking an unspecified amount in the suit.

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