In the realm of non-Apple-made smartphones, informed consumers know that HTC and Samsung routinely turn out some of the best handsets available anywhere. But a new report from the research firm Comscore shows that not even a slew of state-of-the-art devices, including the wildly popular Galaxy S and Evo lines, has helped either company achieve anything approaching the success of the monolithic iPhone.

Comscore's data shows that not only have Apple's two available smartphones (the iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3Gs) captured a greater share of the market than that of the myriad products produced by other manufacturers, but the Cupertino company has a bigger presence in the US than 3rd and 4th place HTC and Samsung combined.

iPhones accounted for 26.6 percent of smartphones in America compared with 11.8 percent and 11.4 percent for HTC and Samsung phones respectively.

In second place was RIM, whose Blackberry devices made up 24 percent of smartphones-- so far retaining their prevelance despite increasing turmoil within the company itself.