Fortune names RIM the fastest growing company on the planet; are you a BlackBerry or an iPhone type?

Fortune names RIM the fastest growing company on the planet; are you a BlackBerry or an iPhone type?
As we've reported, cellphone sales have been fairly poor in the face of lackluster consumer sales. Yet, one area of the business that has been coining money has been the smartphone niche. And out of all of the smartphone manufacturers like HTC, Nokia, Apple and Palm, it is Canada's Research In Motion that has been named the fastest growing company in the world by Fortune magazine.

The BlackBerry maker was ranked number one based on it's profits, turnover and investment returns over the past three years. This is the cellular firm's first time in the rankings as prior to this year, firms based outside of the U.S. were not allowed to be included. For RIM, it was a good time to change the rules as profits have expanded an average 84% per year in the last three years, revenue has risen 77% on average for each of the last three years, and total return has increased an average 45% per year during that time. RIM competitor Apple was ranked 39 on the list.

Have a minute? In the current online edition of Fortune, you can take a test that determines if you are a BlackBerry type of smartphone user or an iPhone type. Click on this link, take the test, and let us know how well the results correlate with your smartphone choice.

source: Fortune via BBC



1. swm4motoQ unregistered

"are you a BlackBerry or an iPhone type?" Howsabout a MOTOtype? Whoever wrote this should not just assume that we can be put into two different groups so easily. I think thats what the fascists did if Im not correct?? C'mon phone arena! motoRAGE

4. Fanboys Suck

Posts: 609; Member since: Dec 12, 2008

"are you a BlackBerry or an iPhone type?" ... Phonearena The Drama Queen... What the hell do iPhones have anything to do with RIM being the fastest growing company? RIM makes a crap-ton more phones than Apple does... Quit being retarded Phonearena... all you do is stir up stupid crap between fanboys

2. jrg11

Posts: 65; Member since: Jun 12, 2009

I like phones!!!

3. PapaJay224

Posts: 866; Member since: Feb 08, 2009

Seems pretty awesome actually, I guess it only takes a few blackberry's spread across 3 or 4 huge providers to make more money that 1 Apple releasing 3 different models on 1 crappy provider....Hey Apple! Verizon's should pick up...

6. E.N.

Posts: 2610; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

The phone is high in demand partly because it is exclusive to AT&T. When it becomes avaliable to other carriers, it will sell like crazy. But at the same time, if it's exclusive for too long, people will stop caring. I'm an iPhone type by the way.

5. behold--me

Posts: 679; Member since: Jun 22, 2009


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