Top 10 selling smartphones in the US – BlackBerry dominates

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BlackBerry Curve 8320

Research and consulting firm IDC have put together the top selling smartphones in the United States in the second quarter of this year. The list counts vendor sales to carriers and channels (sell-in) rather than sales to end users (sell-through). Further, these numbers are based on preliminary data; IDC will finalize its numbers at the end of this month.

RIM dominate the list holding the number 1 spot, as well as the 6th, 5th and 3rd. RIM’s device strategy, while it may frustrate developers in that it requires apps to be ported several times after development, it is definitely working from a sales perspective. In the end, RIM’s core business is to manufacture and sell smartphones, and in this regard they are clearly succeeding.


10. HTC Touch Diamond
Available at: Sprint Nextel, Verizon Wireless
Price with a two-year contract: between $79.99 and $299.99, depending on carrier.

9. HTC Touch Pro
Available at: Sprint, Verizon, AT&T (as the Fuze) and others.
Price with a two-year contract: $79.99 to $349.99, depending on carrier.

8. Palm Pre
Available at: Sprint
Price with a two-year contract: $199.99

7. T-Mobile G1 by HTC
Available at: T-Mobile USA
Price with a two-year contract: $149.99

6. Research In Motion BlackBerry Storm
Available at: Verizon
Price with a two-year contract: $149.99

5. Research In Motion BlackBerry Bold
Available at: AT&T
Price with a two-year contract: $199.99

4. Apple iPhone 3G (including 8GB and 16GB versions)
Available at: AT&T
Price with a two-year contract: $99 for the 8 GB version

3. Research In Motion Pearl (including the 8110, 8120 and 8130, but not including the Pearl Flip)
Available at: AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint, Verizon and others
Price with a two-year contract: Between free and $99.99, depending on carrier

2. Apple iPhone 3GS (includes both the 16GB and 32GB versions)
Available at: AT&T
Price with a two-year contract: $299 for the 32 GB version, $199 for the 16 GB version

1. Research In Motion BlackBerry Curve (includes the 8310, 8320, 8330, 8350i and the 8900)
Available at: AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon and others
Price with a two-year contract: between $39.99 and $149.99, depending on the model and carrier

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  • http://twitter.com/JennaGlynn/statuses/3129399422 JennaGlynn (Jenna Glynn)

    RT @rritterr: BlackBerry dominates list of best-selling smartphones in the US – http://bit.ly/CL6cE

  • Jim

    umm… I feel kind of deceived by that research. The reason why the Curve got top spot is because it actually represents 5 devices (some of them VERY different to each other) over at least 4 carriers…compared with second place that is only one device (effectively) available on one carrier. To be fair, if they had applied the same logic to the iPhone as they did with the Curve and Pearl (combining iPhone 3G sales with that of the 3GS), then the results may have been different.

  • Jim

    umm… I feel kind of deceived by that research. The reason why the Curve got top spot is because it actually represents 5 devices (some of them VERY different to each other) over at least 4 carriers…compared with second place that is only one device (effectively) available on one carrier. To be fair, if they had applied the same logic to the iPhone as they did with the Curve and Pearl (combining iPhone 3G sales with that of the 3GS), then the results may have been different.

  • db

    @Jim – sounds like you’re an iPhone fanboy. Either way, if you combine 1+3 and 2+4 the results are identical…

  • db

    @Jim – sounds like you’re an iPhone fanboy. Either way, if you combine 1+3 and 2+4 the results are identical…

  • http://twitter.com/GeorgeOkk/statuses/3136342699 GeorgeOkk (George Okpamen)

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  • http://www.broadlookmobile.com/ Donato Diorio

    Good article. The dominance of the Blackberry is what caused my company to come out with a version of our Contact Capture for Blackberry, (even though we came out with the iPhone version first). With the large user base of business users, we decided to make Contact Capture for Blackberry a free app as a loss-leader. http://www.broadlookmobile.com . It’s an app that captures contact information from documents, emails and web pages and copies the info to the Blackberry contact directory

  • http://www.broadlookmobile.com/ Donato Diorio

    Good article. The dominance of the Blackberry is what caused my company to come out with a version of our Contact Capture for Blackberry, (even though we came out with the iPhone version first). With the large user base of business users, we decided to make Contact Capture for Blackberry a free app as a loss-leader. http://www.broadlookmobile.com . It’s an app that captures contact information from documents, emails and web pages and copies the info to the Blackberry contact directory

  • http://www.broadlookmobile.com Donato Diorio

    Good article. The dominance of the Blackberry is what caused my company to come out with a version of our Contact Capture for Blackberry, (even though we came out with the iPhone version first). With the large user base of business users, we decided to make Contact Capture for Blackberry a free app as a loss-leader. http://www.broadlookmobile.com . It’s an app that captures contact information from documents, emails and web pages and copies the info to the Blackberry contact directory

  • Rick Ammazzini

    It would seem to me that there is/was no way for iPhone to compete with Blackberry for the simple reason that iPhone limited itself to AT&T until early october when they finally decided to add more carriers to the list.

    Blackberry is available on all carriers, hence more sales.

  • Rick Ammazzini

    It would seem to me that there is/was no way for iPhone to compete with Blackberry for the simple reason that iPhone limited itself to AT&T until early october when they finally decided to add more carriers to the list.

    Blackberry is available on all carriers, hence more sales.

  • Rick Ammazzini

    It would seem to me that there is/was no way for iPhone to compete with Blackberry for the simple reason that iPhone limited itself to AT&T until early october when they finally decided to add more carriers to the list.

    Blackberry is available on all carriers, hence more sales.

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