It’s been just 3 months since the iPhone took the top spot as not only the best selling smartphone, but, the best selling handset seeing it’s share shoot up to 30.1% of all smartphones in Q3 last year. I remember some analyst saying that it was the beginning of the end for BlackBerry maker, Research in Motion.
Boy, what a difference can one quarter make. According to an IDC report commissioned by The Industry Standard, RIM saw it’s market share increase from 40.4% to 47.5% in Q4. Conversely, Apple saw it’s share drop from 30.1.% to 22.3%. BlackBerry market share increased almost exactly by what iPhone share decreased.
I am not saying… I’m just saying…
I highly doubt you will hear this mentioned any place but here. I am a Mac lover and all the podcasts highlight all iPhone numbers. I bet it will be burried. CNet, MBW and all the others will remain silent on this fact.
It is good news, but we’ll have to see what RIM does with their marketshare. They have proven they can lose it.
Hopefully the new products will show the way forward since they are selling well.
I don’t know about that Thomas. If you search for BlackBerry on Google News, the first few articles that you see are about this story. I imagine that this will be all over the blogoshpere by mid morning.
I tend to agree with James Lloyd on this one. There are definitely fanboy sites out there, however, news is news and it is what it is. RIM gained share. Apple lost it.
I also agree with James Fee. RIM is down over 4% this morning and over 25% so far this month. What RIM does now that they are back in the top spot is as important as what they did to regain it.
I don’t see how you can call other sites fanboy sites with a straight face. Not only do you barely talk about the iPhone except with negativity, you don’ hardly talk about anything but the whackberry.
Until you start covering more devices with less bias towards the Blackberry, fanboy is a term that absolutely applies to you.
Seriously dude. Your name is MacRulz.
You may want to look at the name of this blog. Should probably read the tagline as well.
Newflash MacRulz: This isn’t an iPhone website. Though other devices do get mentioned, it is first and foremost a Blackberry website (at least IMHO). I do not come here to read about the iPhone. You should be at Boy Genius Report for opinions about all the different devices.
The iPhone is a good device (once again, in my opinion) on a terrible cellular network. I like it so much I have an iPod Touch! 🙂
For those of you keeping score, when the iPhone jumped into the number one spot, did the BlackBerry actually loose share, or, did it increase it’s share at a lower rate that what it had been previously?
I ask this because because the iPhone actually experienced a negative impact on it’s market share
I believe MacRulz is what they politely term a “troll”.
iphone can handle bold productivity. the speed i do things on my bold could never deen done on the iphone. Not to mention email handle, calendar,etc. If you want to get the best of both worlds get a bold and an ipod touch.
A topic of desperation and a bit premature too.
“In terms of unit sales, the Apple iPhone dropped from 6.89 million units in Q3 2008 to 4.36 million units in Q4 2008. RIM still has not announced its Q4 sales numbers (those figures will be released on April 2, 2009)”
“What RIM “says” means nothing when it comes to the final numbers.”
so funny how the iPhanatics/Mac cultists will blast you and tell you to stop trolling and go to a Blackberry site on an Apple fan site when you post your opinions about a Blackberry, then they’ll come on a blackberry site and tell you how biased you are. What a bunch of arrogant pricks.
The reality? These numbers reflect a return to normalcy after the 3G launch quarter where they sold so many iPhone because of 1. pent up demand (apple stopped selling 2G iPhone 2 months before the new launch) and 2. a huge volume of replacement sales to iPhone lovers who upgraded without compunction.
What does matter? Both of these mobile platforms are doing very well and people love their iPhones and Blackberries. (But don’t tell that to Macrulz and his cult friends because they believe iPhone is the only phone around and everything else sucks.)
@ the rock
You always quote numbers and pledge the ‘truth’, but when Robb throws down some official numbers that happen to favor the BB, you can’t digest them as ‘facts’. Do yourself and everyone else a favor and take your bias ass iPhone propoganda some where else. You bore me with your constant rhetoric. Enough is enough.
Sadly someone needs yet another reminder for the 998th time rimarkable is not for desperate off topic personal comments.
Desperate jealousy and now the claimed belief in a magazines speculation oops “official numbers” when RIM still has not announced its Q4 sales numbers (those figures will be released on April 2, 2009)”? hmmmmm
Talk about “constant rhetoric. Enough is enough” Sounds like awful personal “digestion” problems perhaps brought on by a educationless problem in belief of a magazines speculation over “facts”, which RIM will not announce till 4/2/2009.
Jealous about what? What the hell are you talking about? Jealous about a phone? Are you kidding me?
PS – Your grammar is horrendous and your due diligence is pathetic. Speaks volumes about you…
Sadly someone needs yet another reminder for the 999th time rimarkable is not for desperate off topic personal comments.
That’s funny coming from you. Unreal…
hey Thomas…go suck a donkey’s D!$& mac lover…oh and one more thing….BB is on top for a reason…cuz iphones may have some cool stuff…but they really do suck….need to go back to the drawing board considering your demographics for the iphone cant even drive a car yet or apply to college…so next time a mac lover goes crazy saying pc sucks third party apps suck…i love apples blah blah blah…just try to state an actual point of view…or do we need to shoot another blackberry through your apple again like we did before on you tube?
and yea….unfortunately rock…though i just stated in another post to keep personal comments to a minimal….sometimes i can’t help myself to see some ignorant apple sucking lover go nutso and not actually have anything intelligetn to say….so yea i catch myself digging deep down for that childish behavior….it happens….sh!t happens…..deal with it apples
and fuck you too macrulz
I have a strong feeling the iPhone being only on AT&T is the key issue. There are a lot of people out there who would buy an iPhone if they could use it with Sprint, T-Mobile, or whatever else, but aren’t going to leave said providers just to have one.
That and there’s legitimately useful software on the Blackberry and it’s easy to get exactly what you’re looking for.
Apple’s just doing what they did in their Mac vs. PC commercials, advertising their ability to do exactly what their competition does but making it sound like it’s somehow more special because they’re doing it.