Nearly half of Canadians now own a smartphone, according to a new poll by Ipsos Reid. In survey results released Thursday, Ipsos said its Mobil-ology poll found that 47 per cent of Canadians now report using a smartphone, up from 34 per cent in 2011. Ipsos said tablet use among Canadians rose in 2012 to reach 21 per cent, up from 10 per cent a year earlier. The firm surveyed 40,000 adults online in January 2013. It said the results are accurate within plus or minus 0.6 percentage points. “Apple remains the most commonly used brand of Smartphone, but Samsung has upped its game to tie with the once dominant BlackBerry,” Ipsos said. “In January 2013, iPhone use tops in at 32%, with both Samsung and BlackBerry tying at 23%.” According to the study, Apple captured 45 per cent of the tablet market, with BlackBerry following at 16 per cent. Samsung had a tablet market share of 13 per cent, Ipsos said.