According to a July ‘07 ChangeWave Alliance survey of over 3000 participants, the BlackBerry is tops in the smartphone industry with 38% of the overall market. RIM increased its commanding lead over number two and fading Palm which has slipped to 23%. Palm will have to differentiate itself quite strongly if it is to regain its market share.
Notice that Apple iPhone is at 4%, but considering that the survey was conducted in July, only a week or two after the iphone was introduced, a 4% share is impressive. Although I’m a very happy Blackberry owner, I’m forced to consider whether this top dog status is because most companies tend to choose the Blackberry when considering a phone for their executives.