With a 9.5 percent share, the Hong Kong basedcompany has become a “significant threat” to Coach’s 35percent share of the US handbag market, Binetti wrote in aJuly 23 report.
Samsung’s chunk of the market fell to 25.6 percent from 26 percent, but the company remained the dominant player.
Though in fifth place, HTC eked out a small gain with a share of 6.4 percent, up from 6 percent.
Overall, 234 million Americans age 13 and older were users of mobile phones for the quarter.
But with a new iPhone reportedly on the way this September, Apple is likely to shake things up in the third and fourth quarters, giving Samsung a heavier dose of competition.
(Credit:ComScore)Looking at mobile operating systems, Google’sAndroid was in top place as usual with a 51.6 percent slice of the market.
According to a new report released by Nielsen, Android has a bigger US market share than market .
RIM’s BlackBerry OS took third place with a 10.7 percent share, followed by Microsoft’s Windows Phone with 3.8 percent, and Nokia’s Symbian with less than 1 percent.
Over the past few years, Blackberry’s market share in the country has dropped from 10.5 percent to 6.5 percent.
More than 110 million consumers in the US owned smartphones during the June quarter, a 4 percent rise over the prior three months.
Relying on data from its MobiLens service, the ComScore report includes results from more than 30,000 US mobile subscribers.
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