According to an IDG report, year over year shipment growth for the BlackBerry grew by 35.7%. In Q3 ’08, 14.6% of smartphones sold worldwide were BlackBerrys. In Q3 ’09, 19% of smartphones sold were BlackBerrys.
In contrast, iPhone shipments grew by only 7.1%. Now, don’t get me wrong… 7.1% growth in this economy is pretty darn good. It’s 400%, or, 5 times less than what the BlackBerry did, but, still pretty good none the less.