Smartphones: BlackBerry is #1

image Get this: RIM pretty much controls the smartphone market these days. The BlackBerry Curve is #1 in the market, the BlackBerry Storm is #3, and the BlackBerry Pearl is #4. (Apple’s iPhone lost 10 percent of its market share in the first quarter of the year and fell to second place.)

Why? Aggressive marketing for one, but also for a simple reason: The BlackBerrys are available on all the major cellular networks, but the iPhone is only on AT&T. (Consumer Reports is pretty rough on AT&T. “[It and Sprint] might be an option if they’re competitive in the Ratings for your city or if their exclusive phones or plan features appeal to you.”)

About Andrew Kantor

Andrew is VAR's editor and information manager, and -- lessee now -- a former reporter for the Roanoke Times, former technology columnist for USA Today, and a former magazine editor for a bunch of places. He hails from New York with stops in Connecticut, New Jersey, Cincinnati, Columbus, and Roanoke.
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6 Responses to Smartphones: BlackBerry is #1

  1. Scott Brunner, VAR CEO says:

    Lies! Outrageous lies! iPhone rules! (Okay, I’m a little biased.)

  2. I believe you mean “iPhone rulez!!!1!!”

  3. Rebecca Grossman says:

    “We don’t need your stinkin iPhone”
    I love my curve!

  4. Ah, if only Groucho Marx was here — I’m sure he’d have a comment. :-)

  5. Sam Chapman says:

    I have had a Pearl for two years and love it. The iPhone is cool, but why limit yourself to one network?

  6. We are all certainly passionate about our choices!

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