Ownership of touchscreen smartphones in the U.S. has skyrocketed in the last year, as adoption of devices with the screens rose 159 percent between August of 2008 and the same month this year. That's according to numbers released this week by comScore.
The research firm found that 23.8 million of the touchscreen phones were sold in the three months ended in August, compared with 9.2 million in the same period the year before. This gain outstripped the 63 percent jump in sales of smartphones overall.
The iPhone takes up nearly two thirds of the touchscreen market share, with all other phones in the single digits. LG's Dare and Voyager phones took the second and third spots, followed by the BlackBerry Storm and Palm Treo.