More than a quarter (25.3 percent) of smartphone owners have Apple iPhones, according to a PC Advisor poll. Apple saw an increase of 8.1 percentage points from the same poll conducted in April last year, when it picked up 17.2 percent of votes.
"I will be sticking with iPhones until another brand gets a similarly extensive range of third party apps," commented PCA forum member mr simon.
Nokia smartphones came in second, with a 19.6 percent share, down slightly from 20.9 percent. Third and fourth were claimed by HTC (13.6 percent, up from 12.1 percent) and Samsung (13.4 percent, up from 8.6 percent).
RIM (BlackBerry) was selected by just 9.7 percent of respondents. This compares with a share of 13 percent 15 months ago.
While only smartphone owners were invited to take part in the poll, there remains a significant and vocal segment of the market that has yet to be convinced of the merits of such devices.
"I don't see the point personally," wrote alan14. "I only use my phone to make calls and send texts."