Mobile device war in SA: Apple vs Android vs BlackBerry

Vodacom’s latest mobile device numbers reveal that Android has overtaken BlackBerry as the most popular platform on the operator’s network.

According to Vodacom there are currently 3.362 million Android tablets and smartphones on its network, overtaking BlackBerry’s 2.760 million.

Apple came in third with 805,000 iPhones and iPads, with Windows fourth with 449,000 mobile devices.

The following table provides an overview of the number of mobile devices, by platform, on the network over the past twelve months.

Devices by type
Platform September 2013 March 2014 June 2014 September 2014
Android smartphones and tablets 1,450,000 2,190,000 2,560,000 3,362,000
BlackBerry 3,100,000 3,030,000 2,895,000 2,760,000
Apple iPhones and iPads 650,000 785,000 775,000 805,000
Windows 270,000 375,000 410,000 449,000

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