BlackBerry Curve overtakes iPhone to become top selling U.S. smartphone in NPD rankings

BlackBerry Curve overtakes iPhone to become top selling U.S. smartphone in NPD rankings
The Curve model 83XX has overtaken Apple's iPhone to become the first quarter's top selling smartphone in the U.S. according to wireless market researcher NPD. This is thanks the fact that each of the top four carrier's have at least one Curve model in their line-up and to Verizon's "Buy One Get One Free" promotion for BlackBerry phones. With such a strong three month period, RIM accounted for nearly 1 out of every 2 smartphones sold from January to the end of March and as a result, BlackBerry's market share rose 15% while Apple and Palm's share each declined 10%.

The top five models in the smartphone niche include all BlackBerry Curve models (83XX) leading the way, followed by the Apple iPhone 3G. Third place goes to the touchscreen BlackBerry Storm followed by the BlackBerry Pearl (all models except for flip) and T-Mobile's G1.

With some strong new smartphone models coming to the States, including some BlackBerry models and the second Android device, the standings could be in for some changes in the next two to three quarters.

source: NPD via EngadgetMobile

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5 Comments

1. awesomeanthony

Posts: 51; Member since: Dec 24, 2008

That's tight. I wonder who sells the most of a certain phone. There should be a site that shows us that.

2. The Godfather unregistered

with the BB Storm running a close 3rd and the newest of all the devices listed, I think it is very very safe to say BB STorM FtW

3. heavybreathing

Posts: 276; Member since: Feb 26, 2009

Or people buy things dispite widespread hate. "Lulz the screen....it clicks" "...thats it?"

4. htsee

Posts: 86; Member since: Mar 15, 2009

its top selling smartphones (not including returns or exchanges, which would count as 2 phones sold)... but i dont think that pushes it past any lower than 4 (behind the pearl, including flip)

5. trentsinmypants

Posts: 324; Member since: Jan 29, 2009

wonder how much BB had to pay to get this stat posted on the net.....

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