Everybody knows we have our first Blackberry-toting president, but how many know that BlackBerry outsells Apple?
An aggressive â€œbuy-one-get-oneâ€ promotion by Verizon Wireless helped RIMâ€™s BlackBerry Curve move past Appleâ€™s iPhone to become the best-selling consumer smartphone in the U.S. in the first quarter of 2009, according to market research firm The NPD Group.
RIMâ€™s consumer smartphone market share increased by 15 percent to nearly half of the entire smartphone market in Q1 2009 versus the prior quarter. Appleâ€™s and Palmâ€™s market share both declined 10 percent each.
Part of this is driven by the new iPhone coming around in June, but Curve is not exactly state of the art in the Blackberry world. Take this as another example of conventional wisdom not being too wise.