Comscore has published results from its latest quarterly report on mobile market shares. Most of the big names have suffered losses, and none more so than RIM.
For perspective, the report reveals results up to the end of March 2011. Comscore asserts that covers 72.5 million people in the United States owned smartphones up to that point.
Unsurprisingly, Palm found itself at the bottom of the big five tied (at least in point changes) with Microsoft. However, Palm could surge again under the HP brand name - depending on the success of the HP Pre 3 and HP Veer.
RIM suffered the most obvious loss by dropping 4.5 points in the smartphone market share, although it's still in second place overall. Apple managed to hang on to third with a half-point increase, which isn't bad considering the only "new" smartphone it produced before the end of March was the Verizon iPhone in black. We'll see in three months if the white iPhone did anything to help out.
Finally, Google reigned supreme by surging four points and hanging onto the top spot. Given how many Android smartphones are coming out this summer with multiple carriers and manufacturers (and the lack of releases launching by any of its competitors), it's hard to imagine that Google won't hold onto the top spot in the next three months.
[Chart via Comscore]
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