T-Mobile’s share of U.S. smartphone sales rose to 13.2% during the three month-period ending August 2013, reversing a trend of year-over-year declines by increasing 1.1%, according to market research from Kantar Worldpanel ComTech. Strong sales of iOS smartphones and promotional discounts fueled the rise, according to the market research company’s analysis.
Looking at the U.S smartphone market overall, Android continued as the leading smartphone operating system (OS) provider with a 55.1% share of sales. Apple’s iOS followed, gaining 5.4% percentage points year over year for a 39.3% share of U.S. sales.
Not much else changed among the remaining U.S. smartphone market competitors, though BlackBerry’s share of the market continued to decline, Kantar Worldpanel ComTech found. Windows mobile OS accounted for 3% of U.S. sales in the three-month period, while BlackBerry’s slid to 1.8%.
Verizon Wireless topped the ranks of U.S. wireless carriers with a 37.1% share of smartphone sales, up 6.9%. AT&T ranked second with a 21.7% share of sales, with Sprint following at 14.6%.