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Apple's 2+ year old iPhone 3GS is still selling strong

Apple's iPhone 3GS may be showing a few grey hairs on its chin (at least in terms of the lifespan of the average smartphone), but it's still a big seller in the United States according to The NDP Group. The market research firm just released its smartphone handset sales figures for the fourth quarter which show that the Apple iPhone 4 and the iPhone 3GS were the #1 and #2 bestselling smartphones for the third quarter.
 
Here are the top five smartphones:
  1. Apple iPhone 4
  2. Apple iPhone 3GS
  3. HTC EVO 4G
  4. Motorola Droid 3
  5. Samsung Intensity II
NPD's research also showed that the average selling price for smartphones (on contract) declined to $135 during Q3.

 
Apple's 8GB iPhone 3GS was selling for $99 with a two-year contract until the launch of the iPhone 4S. Now the phone is available for free with a two-year contract while the 8GB iPhone 4 has moved into the $99 spot.

Source: The NPD Group



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RE: Go figure
By kmmatney on 11/15/2011 1:19:50 AM , Rating: 3
It's better than free. Work pays my monthly bill, but I can buy whatever phone I want and keep it if I pay for it myself. I bought a 3GS for $199 when it came out over 2 years ago, and recently sold it for $255, after getting my 4S. And while I like the 4S, I'm really missing the free tethering I had with the old 3GS, and the easy jailgreaking with the old bootrom.


RE: Go figure
By Onimuto on 11/15/2011 10:21:11 PM , Rating: 2
what retard bought a 3gs for $255. And how could you take advantage of a persons ignorance? I dramatically hate people who take advantage of others to the point of physical indiscipling them.


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