News by Todd Haselton on Monday December 13, 2010.
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According to a new report from ITG Investment Research, performed by an analyst named Matthew Goodman, Android represents 80 percent of Verizon Wireless' smartphone sales./p>
Android displaces RIM's BlackBerry, which dominated 93 percent of Verizon's smartphone sales just over a year ago, in October 2009. Goodman attributes the change to Verizon's launch of the Motorola DROID, which helped Motorola achieve a 36 percent share of Verizon's smartphone sales in 2 months, up from just 3 percent before the phone's launch./p>
RIM has just a 19 percent hold on Verizon's smartphone sales as of last month, while Motorola has a 38 percent share, the largest of any manufacturer, according to Information Week. HTC has the third largest share (18 percent), followed by LG (14 percent), Samsung (10 percent), and Palm (1 percent).
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