Reston, Va. – Nearly two-thirds of U.S. mobile subscribers
used text messaging in May, while nearly a third used their mobile web browsers
or downloaded apps, according to a new report from comScore.

All three
categories rose about 2% from figures released in February. The largest
increase, however, occurred among those using their mobile devices to access
social networks or blogs (up 2.6% to 20.8%).

All told, 49.1 million people in
the U.S. owned smartphones during the three months ending in May, up 8.1
percent from February, with Research In Motion’s (Blackberry) platform running
on nearly 42%.

Apple (24.4%) and Microsoft (13.2%) followed, with Google’s
Android platform (13%) the only one among the top five gaining market share, up


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