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Update: Please note that this replaces an earlier version in which the 2009 Unit Sales figures presented were incorrect. Related content from GigaOM Pro (sub req’d): The App Developer’s Guide to Choosing a Mobile Platform Infographic by Column Five Media Get all the news you need […]


Update: Please note that this replaces an earlier version in which the 2009 Unit Sales figures presented were incorrect.

Related content from GigaOM Pro (sub req’d):

The App Developer’s Guide to Choosing a Mobile Platform

Infographic by Column Five Media

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  1. The more interesting chart would be Blackberry vs Android (or indeed, Android vs iPhone).

    1. Good idea for the next one. We can finish all of them in one go :-)

  2. Usman Sheikh Monday, April 19, 2010

    The infographics that are produced are extremely well done. Are they all done in house?

  3. Brian Suthoff Monday, April 19, 2010

    We published a study last week comparing the usage of apps on BlackBerry and iPhone. We could certainly contribute to a BlackBerry and Android post too.

    http://www.localytics.com/blog/post/blackberry-analytics-show-app-usage-higher-during-workday-than-iphone/

    Regards,
    Brian

  4. Om,
    Good chart. Surprised to see iPhone owners tweet more than BBs , which with its keyboard is perfect for tweets. BB might loose to iPhone, Android this year.

  5. Great chart! It says all. Some “experts” would have put it in a 2 pages text. But not Edit Staf. Good job again!

  6. Sanjay Maharaj Monday, April 19, 2010

    Om, great graphics and perfect way to display the comparision to get a very good snapshot. I was looking at the revenue growth, while iphone’s revenue rate of growth is on a steep upward incline I find BB’s to be somewhat trending to a much flatter growth this year if the ternd is to continued.
    Will be interesting to know the breakdown of “what people are saying about them” question to see how it breaks down into business corporate use vs. social use

  7. The unit sales and revenue numbers don’t seem correct. RIM only outsold Apple by 1.48 million units and yet they have double the revenue? I was under the impression that iPhones were much more expensive that RIM’s products?

    It appears according to the chart above that Apple had $6.76 billion in revenue from iPhones in 2009 and RIM 14.95 billion in revenue in 2009 from all their phones and yet they only sold 1.48 million more units.

    Am I right or am I reading the charts incorrectly?

  8. Suman Gandham Monday, April 19, 2010

    Om , Great Graphics . All done in-house ? Waiting eagerly for Apple VS Android .

  9. Hardware + App sales = Apple $$ > RIM $$

    …by how much, who knows?

  10. BB sales are strong; but the platform will eventually die as it has not evolved and the strong sales of Pearls & Curves ( models with small displays & keyboards) while a good thing in the short term will only hurt the platform in the long term- just look at the app store count 185K apps vs. 5K.

    PS: The 150K app count is from like three months ago.

    1. Do you have a source for the 185k iphone app count? Everything I see shows 140k to 150k from the most recent Flurry data released in March (for Feb numbers) http://blog.flurry.com/bid/31376/Flurry-Smartphone-Industry-Pulse-February-2010

      Thanks!

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