BlackBerry beats iPhone and others in the battle for the smartphone market

BlackBerry beats iPhone and others in the battle for the smartphone market
According to a report from IDC, the Canadian Research In Motion, producer of the BlackBerry brand, has sold the most smartphones on the U.S. market for Q1 2008. The information indicated that the company managed to seize 44.5% of the market, which is almost a 10% increase from the previous quarter. Even in the future, RIM is expected to gain good market positions with new consumer oriented devices such as the Bold and the rumored Thunder.

Second in the fierce competition for the smartphone market is Apple's iPhone with 19.2%. Even though this is a 7.5% drop from the previous quarter, we still expect the company to be one of the main players with the 3G version of the cult iPhone coming soon.

With 13.4%, Palm managed to get to the third place, thanks to its Centro (offered with both Sprint and AT&T). This is a 7.9% increase compared to Q4 2007 in the fourth quarter.

The rest of the competitors include Samsung (8.6%), HTC (4.1%), and Motorola (2.6%).

However, IDC did not provide any figures for either Q1 2008 or Q4 2007 regarding the total smartphone sales.

via: Yahoo!


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