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Morning Poll: Which Mobile Phone Do You Use?

by ARLnow.com October 4, 2011 at 9:21 am 3,151 16 Comments

Today, at 1:00 p.m., Apple will unveil its latest iteration of the iPhone. The hotly-anticipated release will be a big moment for the company, with CEO Tim Cook taking the stage in place of charismatic company founder Steve Jobs, who stepped down in August due to failing health.

According to the rumor mill, today’s announcement may only reveal an incremental improvement to the existing iPhone 4. Die-hard Apple fans may be disappointed, as tech blogs predict an “iPhone 4S” to be revealed, as opposed to a more thoroughly-redesigned “iPhone 5.”

Nationally, the iPhone has 27 percent of the overall smartphone market, according to the latest data from Reston-based comScore. The smartphone platform leader is actually Google, which has 42 percent of the market thanks to its Android operating system. Blackberry’s market share is falling rapidly, but it still claims about 22 percent of smartphone users.

Nationwide, 35 percent of mobile phone users own smartphones. The remaining 65 percent use traditional cell phones.

How do those stats compare to mobile phone usage in Arlington? Let’s find out.

  • JamesE


  • Zack Morris


  • Until about a year ago I didn’t want a smart phone. I ended up going with Android, and am happy I did. I wouldn’t buy an over-priced Apple product.

    • esmith69

      Awesome, I love it! I am always referring to Apple as “the White Devil”. Can’t wait to hear what the fanboys have to say…

  • Bob

    For you iPhone users, make sure you run a backup & sync of your iPhone *before* you install the new iOS 5!!

    • R. Griffon

      Protip: Always hold off on upgrading your iOS until the x.1 (or .01) update. 🙂

  • Rick

    I was sad to give up my palm pre at the end of my deal… I own a motorola device running android now and I’m not a fan. webOS is way better now and could have been far superior to iOS and android

    • G

      Agreed! I’m still trying to hold onto the palm pre.

  • JoshS

    Not even a mention of the Windows Phone… shows how far behind Microsoft has fallen in everything but the actual desktop.

    • NPGMBR

      True but it does not mean there are no users. I’m a very satisfied used of a Dell Venue Pro running Windows Phone 7 OS.

      • JoshS

        Didn’t mean to imply there were no users, but in the unscientific poll here you can see that smartphone users other than Android, iPhone and RIM are less than 3%. Looks like another overall fail for Microsoft.

        • NPGMBR

          You are correct. It currently looks like a fail!

  • Banksy

    I am the proud owner of a Tracfone dumbphone, and the model is the most popular phone in the world: http://gizmodo.com/5634258/the-most-popular-phone-in-the-world

  • Alex

    I have the Droid Bionic. It is an excellent phone, portable computer, mobile broadband hotspot, etc.

  • I use the iPhone 4S and the HTC EVO 4G…they are good reliable phones


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