Business Insider's Henry Blodget got kicked around all over the Apple-oriented blogosphere back on April 2 when he predicted that the iPhone's marketshare was "dead in the water." Surprise, surprise and despite the arrival of the Verizon iPhone, Blodget was correct.
Nielsen just released their report of second quarter smartphone market share. And how does the iPhone compare to its pre-Verizon position? Almost identical. In the second quarter 28% of smartphone users had iPhones versus 27% for the three months ended in January (the Verizon iPhone went on sale in February).
There are certainly some other important factors here, including that this survey is limited to phones and that because the overall market is increasing rapidly being "dead in the water" still means huge increases in iPhone sales volumes. And I'm not sure the smartphone market share analysis is enough to support Blodget's further argument that Android will become so dominant that Apple will suffer.
But, hey, you got to give Henry his due.
And what about Android? It's share jumped to 39% in the second quarter from 29% back in the January period.