With all of the talk about the Apple iPhone, one would of thought that this smartphone would be the sales winner. But surprise! The BlackBerry Curve was the top seller for the second quarter of this year. According to figures compiled by IDC, Apple’s iPhone 3G S took second place, with the iPhone 3G placing fourth in sales.

A recent article also states that:

Top-selling Smartphones in the U.S.
BlackBerry Curve
iPhone 3G S
BlackBerry Pearl
iPhone 3G
BlackBerry Bold
BlackBerry Storm
HTC T-Mobile G1
Palm Pre
HTC Touch Pro
HTC Touch Diamond

With its hard QWERTY keyboard and big screen, the Curve (a longtime favorite of Om’s) has stood the test of time and beat out higher-end competitors such as Apple’s iPhone, Palm’s Pre and T-Mobile’s G1. Although the iPhone being limited to the less-than-stellar AT&T network likely plays a role in these rankings. But the Curve wasn’t the only RIM BlackBerry smartphone model to place in the top five, as the list below shows. Here are IDC’s top-selling smartphones in the U.S.

So what do you think? Would you buy a BlackBerry Curve over the popular Apple iPhone?

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