BlackBerry Curve the most popular U.S. handset in October?

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The news on BlackBerry Cool has been a little glum today, so this item should be a welcome – and surprising – pick me up. AvianResearch has published a list ranking the 10 most popular handsets in the United States for the month of October. AvianResearch derives its ranking from the responses of 100 service representatives and store managers at retail stores of the four major U.S. wireless carriers. Which handset was at the top of the list? The BlackBerry Curve.

According to AvianResearch, the BlackBerry Curve has topped the list from May through October. In addition, the BlackBerry Pearl, which placed sixth during the month of October, was number one in April. With results like this, things can’t be all bad for RIM. You can see the entire list after the jump.

|via RCRWireless|

AvianResearch top 10 U.S. handset list

1. RIM Blackberry Curve
2. Apple iPhone
3. LG Dare
4. Samsung Instinct
5. LG Voyager
6. RIM Blackberry Pearl
7. HTC G1
8. LG Env2
9. LG Shine
10. HTC Diamond

  • foggydave

    This claim seems just a wee bit ludicrous, considering that the network of US Apple Stores are not included in AvianResearch’s sample of “retail stores of the four major U.S. wireless carriers”. From what I understand, at least one or two people are buying iPhones directly from Apple, as opposed to AT&T … I mean, do you really believe the Blackberry Curve is outselling the iPhone?

    Um … no.

    Truth is, I have always respected this blog for willingly showing the good and bad of RIMM (as opposed to crackberry.com, which never *ever* publishes anything negative about the Blackberry universe), so perhaps you might ask AvianResearch to include the Apple Stores in their next survey, considering the iPhone seems to be somewhat popular in the US, by some accounts…

  • foggydave

    This claim seems just a wee bit ludicrous, considering that the network of US Apple Stores are not included in AvianResearch’s sample of “retail stores of the four major U.S. wireless carriers”. From what I understand, at least one or two people are buying iPhones directly from Apple, as opposed to AT&T … I mean, do you really believe the Blackberry Curve is outselling the iPhone?

    Um … no.

    Truth is, I have always respected this blog for willingly showing the good and bad of RIMM (as opposed to crackberry.com, which never *ever* publishes anything negative about the Blackberry universe), so perhaps you might ask AvianResearch to include the Apple Stores in their next survey, considering the iPhone seems to be somewhat popular in the US, by some accounts…

  • foggydave

    This claim seems just a wee bit ludicrous, considering that the network of US Apple Stores are not included in AvianResearch’s sample of “retail stores of the four major U.S. wireless carriers”. From what I understand, at least one or two people are buying iPhones directly from Apple, as opposed to AT&T … I mean, do you really believe the Blackberry Curve is outselling the iPhone?

    Um … no.

    Truth is, I have always respected this blog for willingly showing the good and bad of RIMM (as opposed to crackberry.com, which never *ever* publishes anything negative about the Blackberry universe), so perhaps you might ask AvianResearch to include the Apple Stores in their next survey, considering the iPhone seems to be somewhat popular in the US, by some accounts…