Study: BlackBerry Curve Tops U.S. Smartphone Sales

According to IDC Research, the BlackBerry Curve is the head honcho when it comes to U.S. smartphone sales in the second quarter of ’09. It’s no surprise, given the BlackBerry 8900’s widespread popularity, but there is certainly some heated competition from the runner up, the iPhone 3GS. A variety of other BlackBerrys rocked the top ten list, with some Windows Mobile nods near the end. Even the G1 and Palm Pre take a spot on the list. Without further ado, here’s the rundown.

  1. BlackBerry Curve (83xx series and 8900)
  2. Apple iPhone 3GS (both 16GB and 32GB versions)
  3. BlackBerry Pearl (81xx series but not the Pearl Flip)
  4. Apple iPhone 3G (8GB and 16GB versions)
  5. BlackBerry Bold
  6. BlackBerry Storm
  7. T-Mobile G1
  8. Palm Pre
  9. HTC Touch Pro
  10. HTC Touch Diamond

Keep in mind that this is hardly the final say, it’s only the earnest effort of a research firm. It seems a little crazy that the Storm maintains a spot on the list, but despite all the bad rap SurePress suffers, there are some people who use it without any problems whatsoever. Is that true to the point that it honestly sells better than the Palm Pre? The G1 I might be able to understand, but I definitely see the Storm’s position changing next quarter when the myTouch 3G is taken into account. What do you guys think of the results?

[via Fierce]

  • Bryan

    Look, I own a Curve so yay for everyone having my phone. But is it really fare to lump the 8300 and 8900 together? They’re two totally different phones with different model numbers. Shouldn’t the 8300, 8310, 8320, 8330, (and 8350i?) be lumped together but the 8900 kept separate? Does the new 8520 get lumped in with these as well? I mean the iPhone 3G and 3GS are listed separately.

  • John Sullivan

    Considering that the Palm Pre was available for under 4 weeks in the 2nd quarter, I think it’s pretty impressive for them to be at #8.

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