ComScore data shows that nearly one in three US mobile users now has smartphone, with Android and Apple taking two-thirds of share – but RIM, Microsoft and Palm are losers.

This article titled “RIM loses 1m BlackBerry users in US while Android and Apple boom” was written by Charles Arthur, for guardian.co.uk on Wednesday 6th July 2011 07.51 UTC

BlackBerry-maker RIM lost more than 1 million users in the US in the three months to May, as Google’s Android platform cemented its lead as the most-used smartphone platform there and Apple gained more than 3 million users, according to new statistics from market research company comScore.

The figures confirm trends that are now becoming endemic in the US market for Android and RIM, which has struggled with falling profitability and handset prices as it tries to retain customers.

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