For All the Hype, the iPhone Has Challengers

There is an Challenger, if not an Killer.

From Reuters. Full story here.

    Research in Motion Ltd’s moved past Inc’s iPhone in the first quarter to become the best-selling consumer smartphone in the U.S., research group NPD said on Monday.

    RIM, which already dominates the corporate smartphone market in the United States, also had three of the top five best-selling consumer smartphones in the period, with the Storm at No. 3 and the Pearl at No. 4, NPD said.

The story attributes the Curve’s increased sales to, among other things, a lower price than Apple’s phone; a buy-one-get-one-free promotion from , and availabity for use with four major US carriers; whereas the iPhone is available for use only with Southwestern Bell Cingular , at a comparatively high-priced plan.

As I said the other day, I’m happy with my phone.

And I don’t like touch screens anyway. Never have. Never will. In fact, I’m still not sure what I think about the mouse. . . .

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