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Lies and more lies: Blackberry vs. iPhone marketshare

March 20, 2009

Here’s another example of a “reporter” being allowed to state whatever the hell he wants to state on a website.

This guy calls his article “RIM has nearly twice the Apple US market, gap should continue to grow“, which is a complete lie.

In his own words, says that he has NO IDEA what the U.S. marketshare is between Apple and RIM, yet it doesn’t stop him from blatantly LYING in the title of his article and then going on to make BLATANTLY INACCURATE GUESSES in his article.

The Apple iPhone is just SLIGHTLY UNDER the marketshare than RIM in the United States, and the iPhone’s marketshare is growing phenomenally. In fact, the gap is SHRINKING between the iPhone and Blackberry, and the iPhone’s marketshare will soon surpass it in the United States. Keep in mind that we’re talking about a product that has only been on the market a fraction of the time that the Blackberry has been on the market:

These are the latest U.S. Numbers as of December 2008: Apple’s iPhone grabs nearly 30% of U.S. smartphone market

And the worldwide numbers are very impressive too: Gartner: Apple iPhone smartphone market share more than doubled in fourth quarter 2008

Notice the trends happening on a device that is only 2 years old vs. a device that is 7 years old:

Update: The February 2009 numbers are out. The iPhone now has a significantly larger marketshare than the Blackberry, in both the U.S. and worldwide.

HOWEVER, what’s MUCH MUCH MUCH more important than just sheer market share numbers are what phone people are actually USING as a smartphone. So these are the numbers that will really blow you away: Apple iPhone mobile Web market share surpasses RIM BlackBerry and Windows Mobile combined

Update: The February 2009 numbers are out, and these numbers have skyrocketed in favor of the iPhone: The iPhone now has 33% of all smartphone traffic worldwide and 50% of all U.S. traffic.

Oh, and I suppose that profitability and sustainability don’t matter to anyone anymore? BlackBerry-maker RIM shares plummet 17 percent as outlook disappoints.

Not to the mention the fact that the iPhone has a THRIVING ECOSYSTEM that is FAR more robust than anything you will EVER see on the Blackberry, in this lifetime or next. As of this month, the iPhone has over 50,000 registered developers who have created over 25,000 applications which have been downloaded almost ONE BILLION TIMES. That’s “Billion” with a “B”, folks.

And now, with the upcoming iPhone 3.0 OS, the iPhone will be able to control any HARDWARE DEVICES that developers want to control, either through Bluetooth or USB. So the iPhone is now an ENTIRE COMPUTING PLATFORM, whereas the Blackberry is…. hmmm, well for starters, the Blackberry Storm doesn’t even have WiFi.

And, have we forgotten that the iPhone has generated incredible reviews from the press and the public alike, whereas the Blackberry doesn’t fare so well with its reviews.

MAY 2009 update: “J.D. Power: Apple iPhone ranks highest in smartphone customer satisfaction”

Yeah, so I think the winner is pretty clear here. The iPhone is going to be in first place for a long time to come.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 20, 2009 3:24 PM

    This is amazing. Just another inflammatory title with no information, no real discussion in the body of the article. Notice how the other side (us) always sources our writing EXTENSIVELY? In Politics, In Tech, whatever it is, we don’t just make wild claims, we at least TRY to show some documentation. Not so for Establishment media that is trying to manipulate ALL markets to make a quick buck – Guys, just go to the ATM, leave the rest of us alone already.

  2. March 21, 2009 6:28 AM

    The proof really is in the user experience. I can’t seem to find any user of the Blackberry who is very happy with their phone when I bring up what the Iphone is doing. My sister even got mad at me and said “Fine, I’m taking my DumbPhone and I’m going home!” I felt bad about that.

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