There has been a lot of talks about Blackberry beating iPhone in the smartphone market, in the first quarter of 2009. It’s true that Blackberry curve has advantages over the iPhone in the promotion and market access area. Nevertheless, a lot of experts still believe that Blackberry curve outselling the iPhone is a significant development. Turns out, all is well as far as iPhone is concerned. A report by Admob Mobile Metrics indicates that Apple owns 49.5% of the smart-phone Internet traffic in the U.S. It’s a huge improvement over where Apple used to stand in August 2008 (only 10% share).
This is proof for Apple’s brilliant strategy to develop a real platform behind the iPhone, instead of just focusing on hardware. Blackberry devices are great, but when it comes to metrics that truly matter in the smart phone business, they fall very short of putting up a challenge against the iPhone. And Apple is just getting started!
Your take: is Blackberry curve outselling the iPhone a big deal?