Is the ride over?

MrEous

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This...
the article said:
Chalk it up to the fact that the Curve is available on the four biggest U.S. carriers, not to mention a two-for-one sale on Verizon Wireless.
...but also the fact that corporate America supplements its workers with BBs more than any other phone mfgr.
 

ZR_Yancy

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I can't even imagine the numbers if Apple ever decides a 2 for 1 deal just with AT&T. Blackberry needs 4 carriers & give them away for free to get ahead. Sad.
 

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How about 3Gs for $99? Summer is a comin'...

Lots of people will say "I don't need HD video on my iPhone..."
 

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i threw my friends blackberry curve out the window and asked him "how you like dem Apples?"
 

psylichon

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You must be a lot of fun to hang out with Pepe :D
 

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If an iPhone HD (or similar) is released in June then i cant see it being long before it is the number 1 smartphone again. Like Dave said...$99 iPhone? Cachiiiiing! $$$
 

MrEous

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I have no use for an HD iPhone...I have 4 or 5 movies on it now that I never have the time to watch. :(
 

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^somehow i've never been arrested. kicked out of many venues, but never arrested. i'm amazed to this day :)
 

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...but also the fact that corporate America supplements its workers with BBs more than any other phone mfgr.
Not in this case, though. The quoted survey was for consumer users only, and deliberately left out those who were given by and/or use their phone for businesss.

In other words, the Curve sold to more everyday consumers than any other smartphone. And the other Blackberry rankings were also for consumers alone.

RIM consistently sells double what Apple sells, when you count all models and both enterprise and consumer users. This hasn't changed no matter what the prices were.

The difference right now is that individual Blackberries are doing extremely well. It would not be surprising if the Storm overtook the iPhone in the next few months as well, since we're up against the usual Apple drop in sales in Spring.

Then, come July and a new iPhone, its sales will take over for a few months again.
 

MrEous

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Not in this case, though. The quoted survey was for consumer users only, and deliberately left out those who were given by and/or use their phone for businesss.
You're right I missed that part, thanks for clarifying.
 

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Interesting article. This has been brought up in other threads by me and others. I hate the fact that you can't buy a phone and choose the carrier that you want. I would still pick ATT, but I know that isn't the case with tons of other people. Phones being tied to a carrier is old school and needs to be changed.
 

The Apple

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^^^^

I agree. AT&T would be fine if they had good service in all locations. But all cities and locales have a carrier that excels, and AT&T does not excel in all places.