Everything you ever wanted to know about the U.S. smartphone market

There is no doubt that the U.S. smartphone market is booming. But now that we're nearing the end of the third quarter, how do things stack up in this highly competitive market? A range of analyst firms have checked in with their latest figures on the market, and below you'll find their published highlights. In aggregate, the figures--though not completely comparable across different research firms and methodologies--do provide a clear look into who's on top and who's not in the market for U.S. smartphones.

First up is Nielsen, which provides a look at the growing number of smartphone owners in the United States:

Then we'll turn to comScore, which provides a monthly look at the market share of each of the leading smartphone operating systems in the U.S. market:

Further, new numbers from Canalys highlight the state of the U.S. smartphone game in the third quarter:

And here's even more market share statistics, from Nielsen:

But what types of people are driving this growth? Nielsen offers a facinating look into the ownership statistics among the nation's top smartphone platforms:

Finally, Strategy Analytics offers a look at the world's top smartphone vendors and the evolution of their respective market shares:

Need more? Check out these handy resources for additional information on the smartphone market:
The global handset market in the third quarter of 2010
Analysts: Android surges across U.S. smartphone market in Q3
U.S. smartphone market share
CTIA Enterprise & Applications 2010 Scorecard: Smartphone operating systems
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Everything you ever wanted to know about the U.S. smartphone market