BlackBerry overtakes iPhone SalesMay 6th, 2009 - 3:31 am ICT by GD
The first quarter of 2009 has seen iPhone lose out to the BlackBerry Curve as the top-selling phone. Ross Rubin of The NDP group however says that that doesn’t mean that the market dominance of iPhone has come to an end. A survey made by NPD about the top five top smartphones sold in the first three months of 2009 puts the following brands in the top five bracket: BlackBerry Curve, Apple iPhone 3G, BlackBerry Storm, BlackBerry Pearl (excluding the Pearl Flip), T-Mobile G1 with Android operating system.
The reason behind the Curve’s success were twofold. The first is the buy one get one offer, and the second is that the Curve was accessible through multiple carriers as opposed to the iPhone being exclusive only to AT&T. That however should not take away from the great features of this amazing phone. In adition to having all the features of a typical Blackberry, it is also slim, not too expensive, and light in weight.
However, the BlackBerry promotion now having ended, the top slot may once again go back to iPhone, unless ofcourse a new model is out, because very often the shipment of a running model dries up just before a new release and this can adversely affect sales figures.
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