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Gartner predicts Android to be number one by 2014

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Google Android has steadily been gaining market share since the initial introduction of the T-Mobile G1. With that said, the analysts at Gartner say this trend will continue for the next few years. And by 2013, Android could very well be the most popular smartphone OS in the world.

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RIM becomes fourth biggest phonemaker in the world

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Even though it may feel like Apple is taking the mobile world by storm, the Cupertino-based company doesn't even crack the top five when it comes to global sales. A Canadian company, however, has cracked the top five, and that's none other than Research in Motion.This is huge news for the BlackBerry-maker, because Research in Motion is the only smartphone-focused cell phone company to make it into the top five internationally.

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Three-quarters of Japanese smartphones are Apple iPhones

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You know, before the iPhone launched in Japan, I thought it was going to be a disappointment for Steve Jobs and Apple. It wouldn't be a flop, but I didn't think it would achieve the same level of market penetration as it was able to enjoy in the United States. Oh boy, was I wrong.A study conducted by MM Research Institute has revealed that the iPhone has a 72.2% market share in Japan. There are 2.34 million iPhones in the land of the rising sun, representing a dominating force among smartphones.

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