Saturday, June 24, 2017
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Google Promises to Stop Reading Your Emails in Gmail
BlackBerry's Software and Services Sales Fell in Q1
Handsets Expected to be Largest Market for ICs
G.SKILL Announces New DDR4 for the Intel X299 HEDT Platform
Toshiba Open to Further Talks With Western Digital About Chip Unit Sale
Foxconn Confirms US Investment Plan
Tesla Could Enter the Music-Streaming Business
Youtube Unveils New VR180 Format
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > Mobiles > Blackbe...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Tuesday, May 05, 2009
Blackberry Curve Unseats Apple's iPhone in The NPD Group's Latest Smartphone Ranking


According to The NPD Group market research, an aggressive "buy-one-get-one" promotion by Verizon Wireless helped RIM's BlackBerry Curve move past Apple's iPhone to become the best-selling consumer smartphone in the U.S. in the first quarter (Q1) of 2009.

RIM?s consumer smartphone market share increased 15 percent to nearly 50 percent of the smartphone market in Q1 2009 versus the prior quarter, as Apple's and Palm's share both declined 10 percent each, according to NDP.

Based on U.S. consumer sales of smartphone handsets in NPD's report, the first-quarter 2009 ranking of the top-five best-selling smartphones is as follows:

RIM BlackBerry Curve (all 83XX models)
Apple iPhone 3G (all models)
RIM BlackBerry Storm
RIM BlackBerry Pearl (all models, except flip)
T-Mobile G1

"Verizon Wireless's aggressive marketing of the BlackBerry Storm and its buy-one-get-one BlackBerry promotion to its large customer base contributed to RIM capturing three of the top five positions," said Ross Rubin, director of industry analysis at The NPD Group. "The more familiar, and less expensive, Curve benefited from these giveaways and was able to leapfrog the iPhone, due to its broader availability on the four major U.S. national carriers."

Smartphones, which represented just 17 percent of handset sales volume in Q1 2008, now make up 23 percent of sales. "Even in this challenging economy, consumers are migrating toward Web-capable handsets and their supporting data plans to access more information and entertainment on the go." Rubin said.

Research In Motion is planning another version of its touchscreen BlackBerry Storm smartphone as part of a continuing push into the retail market, its co-CEO said on Monday.


Previous
Next
Intel Invests in Materials and Equipment Company        All News        Samsung to Mass-produce Next Generation PRAM Memory in June
Android Smartphone Shipments to Grow 900 Percent in 2009     Mobiles News      HP and RIM Announce Strategic Alliance to Mobilize Business on BlackBerry

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
BlackBerry's Software and Services Sales Fell in Q1
New iPhones Could Lack on Gigabit Data Connectivity
BlackBerry Launches QNX Hypervisor 2.0. Software Platform For Connected Cars
Apple to Install its iPhone Screen Repair machines to Third-party Repair Centers
New iPhone Mass Production is On Track, Says Report
BlackBerry KeyOne KEYone Android Smartphone Launching Next Month
iPhone Component Suppliers Under Pressure As Apple Moves To Become More Independent
Apple is Testing 10th Anniversary iPhone With An All-screen Front, Curved Glass
Qualcomm To Pay BlackBerry $814.9 Million, Arbitration Panel Decides
Apple has Ordered 70m Bendable OLEDs From Samsung: report
Hon Hai's Profit Rises On Strong iPhone Sales
BlackBerry Posts Profit At Software Efforts Pay Off

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2017 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .