comScore has released data from its comScore MobiLens service, reporting key trends in the U.S. mobile phone industry during the three month period ending April 2010 compared to the preceding three-month period. The report ranked the leading mobile original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and mobile operators in the United States, according to their share of usage by current mobile subscribers.
For the 3 month period ending in April, 234 million Americans age 13 and older were mobile subscribers, with device manufacturer Samsung ranking as the top OEM at a 22.1 percent share of U.S. mobile subscribers, up one point from the prior three month period. LG ranked second with 21.8 percent share, followed by Motorola (21.6 percent share, down 1.3 percentage points), RIM (8.4 percent share) and Nokia (8.1 percent share).
In a ranking of the top mobile operators in the U.S. during the 3 month period, Verizon led the market with 31.1 percent of mobile subscribers. AT&T ranked second with 25.2 percent market share, up 0.2 percentage points from the period ending January 2010. Sprint narrowly grabbed the #3 position with 12.0 percent market share, closely trailed by T-Mobile (12.0 percent), while Tracfone gained 0.3 points to capture 5.1 percent of the market.