BlackBerry market shareAccording to RIM, maker of the BlackBerry, it beat the iPhone by over 100% in sales in the first quarter of 2008 in the U.S. The BlackBerry handsets (all models) took 44.5% of the smartphone market in the U.S., while the Apple iPhone was a far second taking only 19.2%. Palm took a respectable third at 13.4%. This is great news for the BlackBerry, which gained ground from a 35.1% market share at Q4 2007. The iPhone may be the most hyped phone in recent memory; however, the RIM report shows it's not the hype smartphone consumers are buying but time-tested functionality. Smart Indeed.

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