∞ Pros choose iPhone over Android; 99.8% choose iPad

There is a lot of talk recently about how Android is winning the hearts and minds of users, but according to a new study released on Thursday, those users aren’t professional business people.

[ad#Google Adsense 300×250 in story]The study done by Intermedia, a company that manages 320,000 hosted Microsoft Exchange accounts, says that 61 percent of customers activating ActiveSync-based smartphones are choosing the iPhone. Only 17 percent chose Android device.

Intermedia indicated that 22 percent of users activated a Windows, Symbian or Palm device.

In April, Android did a little better, garnering 33 percent of the devices, but the iPhone is still way out in front with 64 percent.

The number of tablets activated in April were almost all iPads. According to Intermedia, 99.8 percent of the tablets activated were iPads, followed by a tiny fraction activating the Samsung Galaxy and Motorola Xoom.

The company also said that the iPad popularity is growing. While they normally see about 300 new iPads activated in a month. They saw a jump to over 900 in March and over 1,200 in April.