iPhone Dominates Mobile Ad Share, Android Catches Palm

AdMob has released its March 2009 Mobile Metrics Report, which this time around focuses on Google Android smartphones–meaning, essentially, the T-Mobile G1, since new Android handsets are MIA lately. The AdMob report said Android is actually doing pretty well, with two percent of all US requests. That puts it in the fourth spot behind the iPhone, the BlackBerry Curve, and the BlackBerry Pearl. However, “fourth place” doesn’t mean a whole lot here when you compare it to the iPhone. “Both grew more quickly than the market, but iPhone growth was much faster than Android,” the report said. “To put some numbers to this, we found that Android traffic in the US grew an average of 47% per month since it launched five months ago while iPhone traffic in the US grew an average of 88% per month in the five months following the launch of their App Store.” Interestingly, Android has now caught Palm OS in overall smartphone OS market share; each company has six percent of the market. The iPhone leads with 50 percent, while RIM plays second fiddle at 22 percent. Meanwhile, Windows Mobile is sitting in third place at 11 percent.” via appscout.com

Nokia 5800 Accounts for 20% of All Touchscreen Handsets Sold in Q1 2009

“The Nokia 5800 has proven a popular handset with great sales figures, but you may not have realised just how great those figures actually are. Nokia’s first touchscreen handset made up around 20% of all touchsv=creen handsets sold in Q1 2009. The figures come from Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo himself, Nokia’s CEO.
For their first attempt at a touchscreen smartphone this unbelievably successful by anyone’s standards. Early problems with the handset don’t appear to have dampened customers’ enthusiasm for it and that will have been helped by sensible pricing, which put the 5800 within the reach of many customers especially PAYG customers who may have been looking at more expensive touchscreen handsets like the iPhone or Pixon, but were unable to afford them. With the N97 due to be released within the next few months these figures can only bolster Nokia’s confidence that their touchscreen strategy is on a sound footing. ” via mobile-review.com