BlackBerry overtakes iPhone!
What does that mean? Does it mean that Blackberry (in this case, smart phone Blacberry Storm) is gaining more popularity than iPhone 3G. Should iPhone change it marketing strategy? Should iPhone reduce the price and create better offer for their prospective customers world wide?
This is true as stated in a special report: BlackBerry Curve overtakes iPhone as most popular smartphone from Yahoo Tech.
Chalk it up to the fact that the Curve is available on the four biggest U.S. carriers, not to mention a two-for-one sale on Verizon Wireless. Also in the top five for the first quarter of 2009: The Storm and the T-Mobile G1.
The NPD Group just released its U.S. smartphone sales numbers for Q1, and according to their numbers, RIM had BlackBerrys in three of the top five positions, and managed to topple the iPhone 3G from the top of the list.
Despite its early launch woes, the touchscreen BlackBerry Storm appears to be selling strongly, coming in a No. 3 on NPD’s list behind the Curve and the iPhone 3G.
After the Storm comes the ever-popular BlackBerry Pearl—which, like the Curve, is available on all four major U.S. carriers—followed by the Android-powered G1 on T-Mobile.
So, how did the Curve manage to overtake the iPhone 3G? Well, as the NPD group notes, availability on all the big carriers always helps (the iPhone is, of course, still only on AT&T), as well as its $99 (with a new two-year contract) price tag. Meanwhile, Verizon Wireless probably helped boost Curve sales with its “buy one, get one free” promotion, according to NPD. Read Full Story.
For me, for the time being, I’m going to watch and see. iPhone is definitely a fantastic and amazing handphone. I have not yet seen Blacberry Storm which in some review gained numerous positive praises. However, a cheaper option which I suddenly discover earlier today is a smartphone from Toshiba, which my colleague just bought. It’s a cheap touchscreen smartphone which slides. Hmm.. well, I’ll just settle with the Samsung U700 for now until I have extra cash to spare on new gadgets.