When it comes to smartphone platform market share in the United States, the story is starting to become more or less the same ole thing month after month…  Android gains a lot, Apple gains a little, RIM loses a lot, and everyone else loses a little.

For the three month period ending in Nov. 2011 Research in Motion lost 3.1% market share down to 16.6%.  Android gained exactly what RIM lost, 3.1% up to 46.9% total share.  Apple gained 1.4% up to 28.7%, and, Microsoft and Symbian lost 0.5% and 0.3% respectively.

As we move into 2012 a big question for me me is what, if anything , can RIM do to turn things around.