Although Apple is the biggest American phone company, that doesn’t automatically give them the seat for the most US smartphones sold. RIM has the number one place, followed by Google’s Android, and iPhone coming in third. According to NPD, a market research firm, Google’s Android operating system had a 28 percent market share in the first quarter of this year, RIM’s BlackBerry OS had 36 percent, and the iPhone sat in third with 21 percent.
Growth for Android was fueled by Verizon wireless’ “buy-one-get-one offer” which expanded beyond their traditional RIM device offering to now include all smartphones. This also helped Verizon achieve a 30 percent smartphone market share, still behind AT&T at 32 percent, and well ahead of T-Mobile’s 17 percent, and Sprint’s 15 percent.
There are tons of deals from the Amazon Appstore that will be offered starting now and throughout the holiday shopping season. They say that they will have "hundreds of titles that are eitehr free... or available between 50-90% off" the regular price.
Case in point, if you head over to the Google Play Store right now, you'll find that Google is celebrating all Cyber Weekend with discounts on all sorts of content. This includes many popular apps and games