Well, now, looky here! Those who have been reading Advocates Studio may know about my personal quest for a new smartphone. I have been using a Palm Treo 750 and a Blackberry Curve. I have been leaning towards another Palm or Blackberry and have been leaning away from the iPhone due to my impression (prejudice) that the iPhone is chock full of “shiny” but a bit short on business muscle.
But perhaps I now can justify the shiny. CNET is reporting that the iPhone has half the failure rate of RIM’s Blackberry and about a third the failure rate of Palm’s products during the first year of use. Hit the jump for the specifics of the study fueling the report. Below is a copy of the chart from the CNET site:
And, to make matters worse, Apple has now overtaken RIM in smartphone sales, assuming the number two position.
Oooh. I’m getting closer to an iPhone. Be still, my shiny lovin’ heart!