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54% of Canadians Own Smartphones

54% of Canadians now own smartphones, according to new data from comScore. The research firm revealed a variety of mobile stats at the Canadian Wireless Trade Show yesterday.

For example, ComScore’s research shows that RIM’s marketshare has sank from 38% to 27% in the past year, with Google’s Android platform eating up most of that. However, Android’s succeess appears due only to its myriad devices: individual smartphones running the platform scored horribly, appearing nowhere on a list of top-selling devies in Canada.

The most popular device sold by Rogers, Telus, and Bell was Apple’s iPhone 4 16GB, which moved a total of 744,000 units in the past year, while the second most popular was the iPhone 4S. Even the iPhone 3GS outsold flagship Android devices according to comScore.

A couple of RIM devices actually managed to crack the list: The Torch 9800 and Bold 9700 with Rogers, and the Bold 9700 with Telus.

ComScore also exposed Android’s brutal fragmentation. It revealed that 72% of all Android devices are running OS 2.2 and 2.3. Just 7% of users were found running Android 4.0, which has been out since October 2011.

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