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The iPhone is now America's best selling phone, becoming the first smart phone to top the list. It knocked off Motorola's Razr, which held the top spot for three straight years (12 quarters).  (Source: MSNBC)
The trendy iPhone continues to surpass sales expectations despite its share of problems

Love it or hate it, it’s hard to deny that Apple is the king of brand image.  As the days of the classic iPod wane, the iPhone is quickly assuming its place atop the Apple product line as the king of trendy.

Since its inception, the device has met with mostly rave reviews.  While it frustratingly lacks many seemingly easy-to-implement features, the overall package was and still is, to a large extent, arguably ahead of its competitors in several key categories including the user interface.  The perks led TIME magazine to name it the invention of the year for 2007.

Apple CEO Steve Jobs, who is listed on the iPhone patent as one of the device's inventors, has been thrilled with sales.  He and his company were pleased that the reception for the latest iteration of the device, the iPhone 3G, remained warm despite a number of various problems, including reception issues.

Now the Mr. Jobs has something else to gloat about -- his device has become the best selling phone in America

Days ago, the iPhone passed an important metric, knocking Blackberry off as the top smart phone in terms of customer satisfaction among business users.  Now the phone as achieved an even loftier accolade, dethroning Motorola's Razr as the best-selling phone in America for Q3 2008.

The new data, coming from NPD (the leading wireless research firm), represents the first time in 3 years that the best-selling Razr failed to top the list.

The NPD reports that overall, cell phone sales are down 15 percent.  Despite this and a sagging economy, the iPhone was able to seize the lead.  This also comes despite the fact that the overall iPhone price with the service plan factored in was raised with the release of the iPhone 3G.

Obviously, love it or hate it, the chic iPhone is king of the smartphone jungle for the time being.  RIM, Google and others may try to knock it off, but in the end it is Apple that did what these competitors could not -- make the first smartphone to become the best selling cell phone in America.



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RE: How the...
By mmntech on 11/10/2008 3:35:33 PM , Rating: 3
The Razor was trendy with a lot of young women for a while. Seemed like every girl I knew in uni had one. I have an iPhone through Rogers/Fido. It's a pretty solid phone when it comes to web features. The phone part though... it keeps dropping calls. I suspect its an issue with Fido's service though and not the phone itself. Of course you can never get a hold of them to find out.


RE: How the...
By MarcLeFou on 11/10/2008 3:42:49 PM , Rating: 2
Fido/Rogers have horrible cell coverage.

You're much better off with Bell or Telus.


RE: How the...
By omnicronx on 11/10/2008 3:47:59 PM , Rating: 2
Its probably the phone.. Bell has better national coverage, but rogers is better in all urban areas. I used to get full signal with rogers in places that bell got little to none.
My guess is his problems are due to the 3G coverage, and the iPhones sub par reception.

I'm on Bell now by the way..


RE: How the...
By Tsuwamono on 11/10/2008 10:56:55 PM , Rating: 2
I love telus. 4 years so far and i have never once called and had bad customer service. yet i had to call for my friend who had rogers because he was too pissed off to talk to them and i called and waited on hold for an hour until they hung up, called again, got hung up on, called again got transfered to 5 different people and was put on hold for 20 minutes at a time(one was like 40 min actually) and then finally got someone who preceeded to call me an idiot. I called back a final time and finally got a Chris guy who was absolutely a god send. I asked for the manager and praised him up and down but told them id cancel my contract if the other guy wasnt fired aswell as the 3 other people in my family(actually my friends family but at this point im pretending to be my friend)

As for bell... Well i have had them swear up and down that everything is my fault for internet, phone, cellphone, TV etc. and only once was it actually on my end...

for me my loyalties are:

Cable: Videotron(in quebec)
Internet: www.b2b2c.ca(awesome tech support.. amazing prices)
Phone: Telus
Home Phone: Videotron


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