The smartphone wars are far from over. In fact, they have only just begun.
That's the takeaway from Research In Motion's
Management explained the surprise with generally strong demand for smartphones, especially in the consumer sector, where the BlackBerry is making inroads after years of myopic focus on the enterprise market. New models like the Storm 2 and Bold 9700 are selling like hotcakes, both at service providers like Verizon
And the bonanza is expected to continue. RIM added 4.4 million net new subscribers this quarter, and plans to sign up at least that many in the next quarter. The fact that 10 million units sold converts to 4.4 million new customers is a sign of repeat business, which in turn shows the strength of the BlackBerry brand.
You might think it's bad news for the competition that RIM sold so many BlackBerry phones this quarter, including lots of the Verizon-exclusive Storm 2. I disagree. Verizon's full-court press to sell the Motorola
In other words, I expect both Motorola and Apple
Which phone designer is winning the smartphone wars in your opinion? The comment box below is dying to see your txt msg.
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