A Nielsen survey conducted from July to September 2010 showed a thid of consumers wanted iPhones, 26% wanted Androids, and 13% wanted BlackBerry's. A Nielsen survey from January to March 2011 shows that consumers ae very fickle.
According to The Nielsen Company’s monthly surveys of U.S. mobile consumers from July-September 2010, consumers planning on getting a new smartphone had a very clear preference: A third (33%) wanted an Apple iPhone. Slightly more than a quarter (26%) said they desired a device with the Google Android operating system (OS). And 13 percent said they wanted a RIM Blackberry.
The same surveys for January 2011 to March 2011 show just 31% of consumers who plan to get a new smartphone wanted Android. Apple’s iOS slipped slightly in popularity to 30% and RIM Blackberry fell to 11%. Almost 20% of consumers are unsure of what to choose next.