By November 11, 2008

iPhone top in the US

image Technology tracking firm NPD on Monday said iPhones are the mobile handset of choice for US consumers. The report comes on the heels of studies showing that iPhones have taken the place of BlackBerry handsets as second-best selling mobile telephones worldwide and are half as likely to break down as the Research-In-Motion devices. Nokia remains the mobile phone market leader worldwide.

US sales of iPhone 3G models in the third-quarter of this year topped those of former market-leader Motorola RAZR mobile telephones for the first time, according to NPD.

“The displacement of the RAZR by the iPhone 3G represents a watershed shift in handset design from fashion to fashionable functionality,” NPD director of analysis Ross Rubin said in a release.

“Four of the five best-selling handsets in the third quarter were optimized for messaging and other advanced Internet features.”

BlackBerry Curve models made by Canada-based RIM were the third most popular mobile telephones among US buyers in the third-quarter, according to NPD.

via Yahoo

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