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    RIM Trumps Nokia In Smartphone Market: Gartner (5.6 million BB's During Q2)

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    Blackberry maker RIM was the biggest winner in a slowing smartphone market in the second quarter, roughly doubling its market share from a year ago to 17.4 percent, research firm Gartner said on Monday.

    The market was still dominated by Finland's Nokia Oyj , which sold 15.3 million phones with capabilities like e-mail and navigation, giving it a 47.5 percent share. But this was down from 50.8 percent a year ago as competition intensified in the consumer smartphone market.

    Reuters reports that RIM sold 5.6 million smartphones during the second quarter of 2008. In the year-ago quarter, it sold 2.5 million. That's some serious growth. In order to make those gains, someone had to lose out, and it turns out Nokia saw a drop in smartphone sales when comparing the same periods. It slipped to 47.5% of the smartphone market during the second quarter, compared to the commanding 50.8% it held a year ago.

    "RIM continued to execute well at the consumer level, increasing its global market reach," Gartner analyst Roberta Cozza said in a statement.

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    YUP!

    I should have bought some RIM stocks last year......DAMMIT!
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    We are climbing on up there. Just wait for these new devices on the horizon, there will be a bunch or crack fiends.....

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    [FONT=Verdana]Have we seen graphics from this phone yet in detail? I am wondering when RIM is going to figure out that business users and others I am sure, need to know what letters correspond to what numbers while using the phone. For example you call into a company and have to enter in the persons name you are calling using the number pad. It would help if RIM placed a graphic on the screen letting us know what that is. I simply do not want to take the time to know that the name Smith is equal to 76484.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]Thanks,[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]Jelly[/FONT]

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    That IS impressive growth and the sales numbers are something that I had wondered about and been too lazy, I guess, to look up. Thanks for the report, Hayden.
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    I expect RIM to double that number in Q3 and Q4 with the release of the international BB Bold.

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    Just hold down alt and spell the word with the keypad. The phone figures it out for you


    Quote Originally Posted by Jelly View Post
    [FONT=Verdana]Have we seen graphics from this phone yet in detail? I am wondering when RIM is going to figure out that business users and others I am sure, need to know what letters correspond to what numbers while using the phone. For example you call into a company and have to enter in the persons name you are calling using the number pad. It would help if RIM placed a graphic on the screen letting us know what that is. I simply do not want to take the time to know that the name Smith is equal to 76484.[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]Thanks,[/FONT]

    [FONT=Verdana]Jelly[/FONT]

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