NPD: iPhone surged, Android slipped in Oct. and Nov.

Apple's (aapl) share of the U.S. smartphone market nearly caught up to Google's (goog) Android in the first two months of the fourth quarter, according to a new report from the NPD Group.

Apple's market share jumped from 26% in Q3 to 43% in October and November while Android's fell from 60% to 47%.

Underscoring Apple's strength going into the holiday sales period, the company had the three best-selling smartphones -- the iPhone 4S, 4 and 3GS --  in NPD's list top 10 models for October and November.

Via TechCrunch.

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