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iPhone passes Blackberry in U.S.

Apple’s iPhone has leapfrogged Research In Motion’s Blackberry to grab fourth-place among handset manufacturers in the United States, tracking firm comScore said Tuesday.

The iPhone’s share of U.S. mobile subscribers rose to 8.7 percent in the three months ending in May from 7.5 percent three months earlier, while RIM’s share fell to 8.1 percent from 8.6 percent, comScore said.

Samsung was the top handset manufacturer overall with a 24.8 percent share of U.S. mobile subscribers, unchanged from three months earlier, comScore said.

LG was next with a 21.1 percent share of mobile subscribers, up from 20.9 percent, followed by Motorola, which fell to 15.1 percent from 16.1 percent. 

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