BlackBerry Curve is the top selling smartphone in the U.S. during the second quarter

BlackBerry Curve is the top selling smartphone in the U.S. during the second quarter
RIM devices dominated a list of the top ten U.S. smartphones compiled by research and consulting firm IDC. The list is based on sales to carriers and other vendors as opposed to sales to customers and other end-users. A quick note: all prices are with a two year contract, and some prices may have changed sharply since the list was compiled. Let's start with number ten, the HTC Touch Pro. Available at Sprint, and Verizon and AT&T (as the Fuze), the Touch Pro costs between $79.99 and $299.99. Number nine is HTC's Touch Diamond. Basically a Touch Pro without the QWERTY keyboard, the handset can be found at Sprint, Verizon at prices ranging from $79.99 to $349.99. The next device was a late starter for the three month period. Available for only a short time during the quarter, the eighth top smartphone is the Palm Pre. Locked into Sprint by an exclusivity deal, at least until the end of this year, the Pre costs $199.99. The number seven phone resides at T-Mobile and is the first U.S. powered Android device, the G1. Manufactured by HTC, the handset costs $149.99. The BlackBerry Storm takes sixth place.The first touchscreen BlackBerry received a more stable OS upgrade during the quarter and is exclusively available in the States at Verizon for a recently lowered price of $99.99.

Now we come to the top five. RIM is represented here again, this time with the BlackBerry Bold. The first 3G enabled BlackBerry is locked into AT&T in the U.S. and the price is $199.99. The Apple iPhone 3G is number four, including both 8GB and 16GB models. Available only at AT&T, the price is $99 for the 8GB version. The smartphone listed as number three might surprise you as it is RIM's BlackBerry Pearl (including the 8110, 8120 and 8130 but not the Pearl Flip). This model can be purchased at AT&T, Verizon, T-Mobile and Sprint and some pre-paid carriers. Price ranges from free to $99.99. Number two is the Apple iPhone 3GS including both 16GB and 32GB models. The amazing thing here is that this handset had been out for just a small part of the quarter, similar to the Pre. Available exclusively at AT&T, the phone will set you back $199 or $299 for the 16GB or 32GB version respectively. Drum roll please...the number one phone is the BlackBerry Curve including models 8310, 8320, 8330, 8350i and the 8900. Priced between $39.99 and $149.99, the handset can be bought at AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon and some pre-paid carriers.

There it is folks, the Top Ten. Since this is based on actual sales numbers, it is an objective list. But we do have that first amendment freedom of speech thingy, so feel free to give us your own top ten list.

source: FierceWireless

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