Research in Motion’s stock price doesn’t show it, however, BlackBerry sales, compared to other U.S. based handset sales have been pretty good. 3 BlackBerry devices made the top list for December.
The BlackBerry Curve, once again, took the number one spot. The Curve, accroding to AvianResearch L.L.C, has “dominated” the list going back to May of 2008. The BlackBerry Storm, believe it or not, took the number 3 spot coming in behind the iPhone at number 2 and the BlackBerry Bold moved down one spot to number 6 on the list.
@ the Rock
OMG, the old Curve beat the iPhone alone. What’s this world coming to?
It doesn’t surprise me re the Curve’s success…it’s a great design, widely available across all carriers, and sold for a very reasonable price. That’s a winning combo.
The Curve is a great practical phone that gets the job done. I’m interested in seeing how the Pre will do once it arrives, and how the market will react. Perhaps ‘Apple’ can out do Apple, if you know what I mean.
Yet again someone needs to be reminded rimarkable.com is not for his childish, desperate, lame, off topic personal comments and posts. think we’re up to the 1001 time this individual needs to be reminded of this. It’s sad and shameful that this individual is desperate for so much attention.
It isn’t surprising “OMG, the old Curve beat the iPhone alone. What’s this world coming to?” to those who have clue, or are not posting desperate for attention.
The BB service was out and proven long before the iPhone.
The Curve was out prior to the iPhone, and is a solid design.
The Curve is priced cheaper than the iPhone.
The Curve is available for every service provider.
It’s sad to see how communication devices and their current rankings (both proven and subjective) drives a individual to make poor, off topic, personal ego posts, all to try to gain attention for himself and WE all “know what” WE mean.
^ Poor baby.
Really, the sales chart doesn’t mean anything about the quality of the product, if that was the case, the cheaper, most rugged phone will be the best selling…
People like the Curve more than the iPhone. How is that difficult to understand? I suspect the same will happen with the Storm.
Apple fanboys hate it. But it’s going to happen. Design alone does not drive sales. There are so many other factors. Apple will be apple and fall into their niche market trap.
Not everyone wants a gimmick phone. They want a phone that get’s the job done. Apple has a long way to go before that happens.
Get the business, then go after the consumer market. This is a winning combo. It happened with M$ and it will happen with RIM… Eventually Apple will be a bottom feeder.
It’s all about business first, then consumer second. Especially during a recession!
“dominated” must now equal “just short”, “just slightly”? As the article explains these ranking lists are sketchy at best
iPhone 2nd in US retail
By Aidan Malley
Published: 09:40 PM EST
Apple is just short of the top spot for US phone sales in stores. Also, China Unicom may be close to a long-awaited deal for the iPhone in its country, the Boston area is slated for another Apple store, and iFixit has broken with tradition to tear down an Amazon Kindle 2.
Apple second in US retail phone sales
Apple was just slightly edged out in retail phones by its arch-rival Research in Motion during December, a study of US carrier retail stores by AvianResearch shows.
The iPhone 3G managed to claim second place for a second consecutive month but was once again outperformed in a canvassing of store results by the BlackBerry Curve. Other BlackBerries also held on to their positions with the touchscreen Storm clinging on to third and the Bold dipping slightly to sixth place.
Touchscreen devices notably dominate the list in a way they haven’t before. The LG Voyager and Dare take fourth and fith place, while Samsung’s Behold (for T-Mobile) and Instinct (for Sprint) occupy eighth and ninth place. Just two phones — the seventh-place Samsung Rant and tenth-place LG enV2 — are neither smartphones nor touchscreen devices.
RIM’s continued reign isn’t explained in the charts, though various flavors of the Curve are available at all four major American providers while the iPhone is limited to AT&T.
The rankings aren’t necessarily representative of the entire US market and leave particular flexibility for both Apple and RIM to gain the upper hand. Retail frequently doesn’t include business sales, which more heavily favor BlackBerries; the limitation only to carrier stores also excludes official Apple stores, Best Buy and Walmart, all three of which are significant outlets for iPhone sales.
First off, can you find anything that isn’t from a biased site (Apple Insider?)? Secondly, we’re talking about a RIM product that is at the end of it’s cycle, beating a phone that entered it’s 6 month of sales (where I believe the BB Curve was entering it’s 19th or 20th if I’m correct). Thirdly, if you take the other two RIM products and add them to the Curve…there’s no competition in sales.
I’m not sure why you (Rock/hellno) make this phone thing a competition (and what you gain from it?), but I sure do love disputing your posts. It’s a friggin’ phone! Give it a rest…
Sadly someone needs yet another reminder for the 1002th time rimarkable is not for desperate off topic personal comments and name calling.
as for desperate posts based on some twisted idea of “competition” meet the original poster (child)
“bluehorseshoe 02.24.09 at 10:18 pm
@ the Rock
OMG, the old Curve beat the iPhone alone. What’s this world coming to?”
AGAIN It’s sad to see how communication devices and their current rankings (both proven and subjective) drives a individual to make poor, off topic, personal ego posts, all to try to gain attention for himself and WE all “know what” WE mean.
It’s called sarcasm. Follow the bouncing ball…
It’s due to the economy.
You mean I can pick up an attractive, powerful BlackBerry with multimedia options, video/camera and more for a reasonable price and enjoy all the RIM features? That’s a no-brainer. I own a Curve.
I own two.