With WebOS announcing its own retirement and BlackBerry on its deathbed, ComScore’s most recent numbers should not come as much of a shock. More specifically, in ComScores July to October 2011 Smart Phone Market Share numbers, WebOS has been completely wiped from the competition. In addition, RIM continues its head first dive from 1st place down 21.7 to 17.2 percent. If you don’t count Microsofts mobile OS, which you shouldn’t, then the market is divided between the two super powers, Android and iOS. Together, they hold 74.4% of the total market.
Despite the fact that Apple is still gaining ground, that near 75% share is not equally divided between the two mobile operating systems. Gaining 4.4% between July and October, Android now owns a whopping 46.3% compared to iOS’s 28.1%. On a more general and entertaining note, 90 million people in the U.S. owned smartphones at the end of October 2011. And with the ever expanding mobile market, it is still anyone’s game. Considering RIM once controlled over 40% of smart phone market share and first place, we are almost certain that the end of Blackberry is near.
Do you think Blackberry 10 (BBX) will ever make it to the smart phone market? Or will RIM croak sooner than we think? Let us know in the comments below.