With all the good news coming out lately on the Research in Motion (RIM) BlackBerry smartphone and it’s huge success, I still found myself pleasantly surprised by this little gem.
Apparently leading mobile payment company Bango recently did a survey of millions of mobile phone users and found that for browsing the web, the BlackBerry is the third most popular in the United States and fifth for the entire world.
Another interesting tidbit was that the Curve 8330 accounts for 28% of all BlackBerry smartphones browsing the web.
“With all the buzz surrounding the Apple iPhone and the rush to capitalize on its success, many companies fail to realize that over three times more consumers browse the web from a BlackBerry,” said Ray Anderson, CEO of Bango. “The global smartphone race is well under way, but it is the BlackBerry that is the Usain Bolt out in front.”
For the developers in BlackBerry land, I would recommend you grab a white paper called Increasing your slice of the BlackBerry pie, that Bango put together. It explains the challenges and opportunities that BlackBerry now presents to businesses. You will find it here: http://bango.com/blackberrywp
[source: Yahoo News]