BlackBerry is top selling smartphone brand of 2010 in UKApparently BlackBerry smartphones were the top selling brand in 2010, according to research compiled by Gfk.
According to Marketing Week, Gfk estimates that in December alone, some 500,000 mobiles were shifted by the company, which represented 36% of the smartphone market in the UK. Throughout 2010, Rim managed to secure a 28% market share.
some more (mind blowing) figures too.
Here are the facts provided to us direct from RIM:
* BlackBerry had the top-selling smartphone handset in the market in December 2010. GfK estimate half a million Blackberry devices were sold during the busy Christmas month
* BlackBerry was the UK's #1 smartphone brand in 2010
* BlackBerry captured a record high of 36% share of the smartphone market in December 2010
* BlackBerry was the #1 pre-pay smartphone brand in December 2010 with 51.1% market share
* BlackBerry was the #1 brand for contract/sim free in December 2010 with 23.3% market share
* BlackBerry accounted for over 14.9% of the total mobile handset market in December 2010
Last edited by BBThemes; 01-31-2011 at 12:47 PM.
- CrackBerry Abuser
01-31-2011, 01:37 PM #3
- 230 Posts
Great bit of info, I have noticed more and nore people have got bb's now.
Especially now there are phones like the 8520 on very cheap tariffs that include a blackberry data package.
I spent most of my december helping guys in work setup there email and app stores!
- 01-31-2011, 02:56 PM #6
It's just funny to see these blogs and media outlets doubt numbers that are specific to the December sales because the Canaly,IDC,NPD reports(which don't contain RIM's December sales as their last reporting quarter ended in November) say something different. I wish I could get paid for not putting any effort into articles.
- 01-31-2011, 03:14 PM #8
It's just interesting from a view of the marketplace that a smartphone is being purchased just for the voice and text features in place of the feature phones.
- 02-01-2011, 05:29 AM #13
The UK barely has 1/5th the population of the USA, and RIM is a Colonial company, I would not use The UK as any factorably metric as to the popularity or market penetration of any headset, in the grand scheme of things.
felt this slightly modified quote would fit this threadoops...
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