RIM is named the manufacturer of the top selling smart phone for the first quarter of 2009. The familier Blackberry Curve soared past even the newest iPhone unseating Apple as the king of smart phones. According to a research study conducted by NPD Group, RIM's market share in the consumer sector rose 15% from the previous quarter. RIM is currently also holding the lions share of the consumer smart phone segment with a 50% penetration rate. Apple and Palm both watched their market share shrink by 10%.
Smart Phones now account for 23% of the overall handset sales in the United States. Even in this downed economy customers are looking for more information right at the tip of their fingers. Here are the top 5 selling handsets for the first quarter.
RIM – Blackberry Curve (all 8300 series models)
Apple – iPhone 3G (all models)
RIM – Blackberry Storm
Blackberry Pearl (all models except Flip)