The data publicly released by ComScore — the stuff overlooked in the iPhone-beats-Windows-Mobile blog posts — is rich and revealing. Even the charts released by FierceDeveloper show trends overlooked by the aforementioned blogs.
Based on a survey of 2,300 U.S. consumers, among those planning a smartphone purchase in the next three months, 51 percent said one of several BlackBerries. By comparison, 20 percent plan to buy either an iPhone 3GS (14 percent) or iPhone 3G (6 percent). More surprising, 17 percent plan on buying one of several Android-based models. Almost half of these, 8 percent, said the Verizon Droid.
BlackBerry is iPhone's ceiling and Android the floor, and they're squeezing iPhone between.