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  1. Jessica May 9, 2009 @ 3:11 pm

    Yea, in today’s economy I just think that the curve is the next best thing to the iphone without the huge price tag! Apple should do something about the competition!

  2. William A. Susswein May 14, 2009 @ 10:46 pm

    This is the Mac man reporting life from Apple!

    Yes the iphone along with all the cell phones out there and there companies have out outrageous commercials and marketing schemes to capture people into crazy contracts. I my self have used an iphone and for people who have small buiness that do alot of traveling one of the apps that is great is the use of google maps. Iphone + Google maps is instant portable GPS.
    Steve Jobs is a genius for redesigning the way people use and see the computer. I myself is a very happy apple user.

    Mac man signing out

  3. Josh May 15, 2009 @ 2:14 am

    Dear, Brittany:

    I stumbled upon this website by chance the other day and have been following your updates closely. Some of the entries are pretty interesting but this one is ridiculous. Saying that the Blackberry Curve is “one up” on the iPhone is just wrong. The industry has been trying to play catch up with Apple since 2007. So far we’ve seen a plethora of failed attempts. Blackberry included (Google the Blackberry Storm offered by Verizon). If you’re interested I would recommend keeping an eye on the “Palm Pre”. So far its the only real competition on the iPhone’s horizon. But then again, the new iPhone is coming out next month along with a software update which adds 1000 new features.

  4. Allie May 16, 2009 @ 7:57 pm

    I don’t know, doesn’t it seem like just a normal phone without all that fancy stuff would be fine?

    What makes these phones so desirable other than wanting to look cool?

    I guess I just don’t get it.

  5. Brittany May 17, 2009 @ 10:40 pm

    Josh,

    Like I hinted in closing, these numbers are for the first quarter of this year. There are still three quarters left for the iPhone to regain its reigning title, as I believe it will, and for the same reasons you’ve mentioned. Once the new phone comes out later this summer, no doubt another rush will take place at every mall and iPhone vendor in the country, as it did last year.

Popularity contest: Curve vs. iPhone

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Was it the marketing strategy that Verizon employed, using a buy-one-get-one promotion on the Blackberry Curve that shot sales for the phone in the first quarter of the year, well beyond that of Apple’s outrageously popular iPhone?

That’s what one research group thinks.

Or maybe it’s just the fact that the Curve is almost half the price of the iPhone, its name is better known and it has far broader availability.

Just goes to show that even with a glossy touch screen, thousands of free, downloadable applications (one with the sole purpose of providing unlimited Bubblewrap, bubble-popping bliss), lightening fast Internet connection, and the capability of doing almost everything – including the functions of a kitchen sink – a cell phone giant can fall.

Looks like the Curve is currently one up on the iPhone…with three quarters left in the game.

Brittany @ May 5, 2009

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