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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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By Chocobollz on 11/12/2008 1:07:39 AM , Rating: 2
Drop proof? LOL! Now you made my laugh! Most of the Nokias I've ever seen are getting scratches all over their casing.. And no, I think it isn't Nokia, left alone Sony-Ericsson phones which is the most drop-proof phones, in my personal experiences, it was Siemens phone which have superb build quality. I bought my Siemens CT65 in 2003 for 100 bucks and its still alive and healthy now, despite the facts that I've been drop it for so many times! It even have dropped down the stair once, and yes, it still alive! LOL!

Well, I think that, all mid & low-end models from Nokias are junk ~_~ I have 1 Nokia here (Nokia 2112 CDMA) and I think it's junk too. Nokia cellphones is the worst when it comes to price/features and I think Siemens is the best in that area, followed by Samsung and then Sony-Ericsson.

And for Samsung, I have a Samsung SGH-J200 here and I can tell you that its better than W800 series and K800 series because my friends have it. The Samsung J200 even come close to the W810 sound quality. And for the camera quality, it surely better than the K800 despite its having only 1.3 MPx camera versus the 3.2 MPx camera on the K800. It maybe smaller in resolution but the quality.. when I compare the pics taken from my friend's K800 with the one from my J200, I started to think that the Cybershot brands is utterly BS LOL.

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