“RIM represented over 90 percent of Verizon’s smartphone sales as recently as October 2009 but crashed almost immediately after the Motorola Droid arrived at Verizon a month later,” Electronista reports. “It has since fallen over the past year from 55 percent to less than 20 percent as of November 2010. The 80 percent remaining is now almost exclusively attributed to Android, Goodman wrote.”
Electronista reports, “AllThingsD noted that the BlackBerry’s greatly reduced presence at Verizon corroborated rumors of a shift in attention to iPhone plans. With BlackBerry 6 upgrades and devices unlikely to produce a major effect, Verizon is more likely to be courting Apple to accelerate sluggish growth. It now depends primarily on Android, but the platform hasn’t been enough to overcome an AT&T that has nearly caught up in subscriber numbers due almost entirely to iPhone sales.”
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