A recent report from Canalys indicates that iPhone marketshare in both in the US and abroad continues to accelerate at an impressive rate.
Canalys’ data found that Apple’s share of the US smartphone market in Q2 2009 came in at 23%, up from 7% during the same period a year-ago and representing an astounding 365% increase year to year.
RIM’s US marketshare remained somewhat steady, but experienced a slight drop, coming in with a marketshare of 52%, down from 56.4% during the same period a year ago.
Globally, Apple’s share of the smartphone market increased from 2.1% to 13.7% over the past year, representing an even more astounding 626% increase year to year. Rim experienced slight gains, with their marketshare increasing from 16.7% worldwide to 20.9%. Globally, Nokia is still king, with its Symbian OS occupying an impressive 50.3% share of all smartphones worldwide. Year to year, though, Nokia’s smartphone market share slipped with last years number coming in at 58.2%.
Windows Mobile, meanwhile, experienced a worldwide decline in their OS marketshare, going from 14.3% last year to 9% this year, and given the abysmal reviews that have been levied upon Windows Mobile 6.5, it doesn’t Microsoft will be re-claiming any of that lost marketshare anytime soon.