RIM gains market share while overall US sales plummet

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Blackberry maker RIM is the only winner in the latest cellphone sales numbers increasing their market share to 5% and becoming the 5th biggest seller of phones in the US.

Overall sales of cellphones in the US dropped 22% year on year but there was an interesting trend of high-end phones increasing in sales while inexpensive basic phone lost market share: 17% of all phones sold were smartphones, 60% of all phones sold could play music, and 79% of phones had bluetooth (all the better to track you with).

Phone sales data via moconews

$99 for lifetime Garmin Navigation on BlackBerry

Garmin Navigation on BlackBerry

Garmin has announced that you can get a lifetime Garmin GPS service subscription for your blackberry for $99.

That’s the phone’s lifetime not yours but it still seems like a good price considering there is no monthly fee and the service offers turn by turn directions, 6 million points of interest, constantly updated maps, gas prices, traffic delay rerouting, weather forcecasts, and more.

Seems like a great service for a crackberry addict who doesn’t want a seperate navigation system in their car.

via Garmin blog

Blackberry Curve on Verizon

Blackberry Curve on Verizon

Verizon promised us the Blackberry Curve in May and they delivered: it is now up on their site.

The curve is available for $169.99 with a two year contract (after $50 mail-in rebate) and features Dual-band 800/1900 Mhz 1x EV-DO networks, 96 MB Flash Memory/32 MB RAM, 2.5″ 320×240 LCD screen, 2 megapixel camera, bluetooth and MicroSD slot. It’s dimensions are 4.2″ x 2.4″ x 0.6″ and it weighs 4oz.

(more at verizon)