Half of U.S. Cell Phone Users Opting for a Smartphone, Report Says

March 29, 2012 Updated Mar 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM EDT

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Half of U.S. Cell Phone Users Opting for a Smartphone, Report Says

March 29, 2012 Updated Mar 29, 2012 at 12:40 PM EDT

According to a new Nielsen Mobile report U.S.cell phone owners are opting more for a Smartphone than a "dumb" one.

According to the report Smartphone users make up 50 percent of the US mobile phone market. That’s up 36 percent from a year ago.

Taking a look at the operating system running on the Smartphone’s we learn that 48 percent of buyers went with Android, 43 percent landed iOS a close second and five percent helped RIM scrape the bottom of the barrel with the remaining four percent listed as "other. That’s only a slight change from January’s numbers which had 51.7 percent of folks going with Android, while 38 percent went for an Apple product.

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