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Blackberry still trumps the iPhone in Sales

According to a recent IDC report, RIM’s Blackberry beat out the Apple iPhone 2-to-1 in the first quarter of 2008. Despite Apple’s bulling marketing and hype, it looks like the Blackberry is still king of the smartphones. Can’t believe it either.


The report found Research in Motion selling the most smartphones in the United States for the first quarter of 2008 grabbing a majority share of 44.5% versus Apple’s iPhone which only got 19.2% (1Q2008). The trend is pointing towards RIM as well which only had 35.1% the previous quarter versus the iPhone’s 26.7% (4Q2007).

In 3rd place is Palm with 13.4%, thanks to the introduction of the new $99 Centro. Samsung took 4th place at 8.6%.

Apple is rumored to be launching the 2nd generation iPhone with GPS and 3G built-in as well as offering a subsidized price of $200, hoping that it can get back more shares of the smartphone market from RIM/Blackberry.

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{source: Yahoo! News}

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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10 Responses

  1. Bigbird says:

    isn’t is obvious! they have different target market.

  2. yuga says:

    But doesn’t the iPhone have bigger target market since it’s mainstream? (Compared to the Blackberry which is just for business and not really for mainstream.)

  3. Lyle, RN says:

    I read somewhere that the reason for the iPhone sales slump is due to limited stocks as Apple is announcing the iPhone 2 this month, consequently, people are holding off their purchase until the 2nd gen is announced.

    Also, the figure does not include iPhones sold unofficially worldwide.

  4. Hey! Hey! What about Nokia? Is it considered a smartphone or what? Mukhang naging Bokia na ah!

  5. blackberry boy says:

    not a nokia fan nor an iphone, my blackberry curve is on its way from ebay! yey!!!

  6. krisma says:

    Yay for blackberries! iPhone is too hyped up anyways. And nokia…mainstream phone like iPhone. Everyone has it! Might as well get a different phone. I have the iPod its exactly like the iPhone. Phone part is just missing.

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