Aging iPhones Still Selling According to NPD Group Report
The iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS were the top two selling phones in Q2 of 2011. According to a report filed by the research firm NPD, Google’s Android nabbed 52 percent of the smartphone market share, with Apple grabbing 29 percent. RIM’s Blackberry devices fell from 14 percent to 11 percent.
The introduction of the Verizon iPhone 4 and iPhone 3GS price cuts helped Apple’s market share increase slightly from the last quarter. Q2 was the first full quarter for the Verizon iPhone, even though the iPhone 4 launched in 2010. There is also the delayed release of the white iPhone to consider.
Here are the top five selling phones for Q2 via the NPD’s Mobile Phone Track service:
1. Apple iPhone 4
2. Apple iPhone 3GS
3. HTC EVO 4G
4. HTC Inspire 4G
5. Samsung INTENSITY II