Android vs iPhone vs Windows 7 vs BlackBerry: Holiday sales poll

Here at OSM we like to keep you informed on all the latest news about the Android and iOS platforms along with other cell phone news of course. Android vs iPhone news is certainly something grabbing people’s attention right now as the two battle it out to see which will eventually become predominant.

We also posted an article recently about whether the current trend for Androids will be reversed once Verizon gets its hands on the iPhone. Now an article by Jolie O’Dell over on Mashable looks set to help us out with which platform is forging ahead. In a poll Mashable has asked its readers if they plan to buy or are hoping to receive a mobile device over the holiday season and if so on which platform, Android, iPhone, BlackBerry or Windows Phone 7.

The poll is not yet closed so if you wish to take part in the survey head on over and add your input but we’ve taken a look at the results so far and it makes for very interesting reading. On the question of an Android device the total of buying or hoping to receive one add up to 40.09% whereas the total of people planning to buy or hoping to receive an iPad or iPhone add up to 33.43%. That puts the Android platform firmly ahead.

Windows Phone 7 devices added together only received 10.70% while BlackBerry fared even worse with a paltry 3.33% of the vote. The remainder of votes at this current time 12.45% say they’re not planning to buy or receive any mobile device this year. For a closer look at the results go to mashable.com.

It will be very interesting once the actual sales figures over the holiday season are in, whether they roughly agree with this poll in which case Android devices will storm ahead, or as we’ve already wondered, how a Verizon iPhone would impact upon these figures. Meanwhile a report on Smarthouse claims that Androids are killing the smartphone market profits and analysts predict the Apple iPhone could be the one exception. We’d be really interested to hear what you think about the battle of the mobile platforms so why not send us your comments.

  • http://twitter.com/coatepec @coatepec

    Talk of operating systems is a moot point, but what does it do for me? Yet another OS for iFart to run on? We have a telephone, calendar, texting, email, the Internet with Twitter and Facebook, but all the OSs have this. What can Android offer me more than iOS or Windows 7? Even ole Symbian offers the above.

  • Anonymous

    A lot of people currently have one of the older legacy phones which lag like hell, with a tiny screen and just enough buttons to dial. A lot of these people would be happy with _any_ of the phones mentioned in the article, simply because they don't lag as bad.