BlackBerry dominates in the UK
It's now reported that RIM's BlackBerry is the most successful smartphone platform of 2010 in the UK, according to data by GfK. This really comes to no surprise as the iPhone is known to be a high priced phone in the UK, while the BlackBerry offers more options and different prices to suit the consumers budget.
Using the data exclusively from consumers sales channels (ie the networks and consumer electronics stores), the research concluded that not only did BlackBerry handsets command 28.2% of all smartphone sales in 2010, RIM also managed to gain 36% of the Christmas sales, with over 500,000 shifted.
Popular apps are also helping things out too: there are 33 million users of BB Messenger worldwide, which is a 500% increase year on year – and RIM is claiming it's number one for Facebook engagement and Twitter downloads too.
Are you a UK BlackBerry user?