40% of iPhones Owned by Business Users

28 May 2010 | Apple , Financial , RIM | 0 comments


AT&T yesterday said that 4 out of 10 iPhones sold this year went to business customers, meaning that the iPhone is slowly grabing the market share from Research in Motion, the BlackBerry maker, which currently dominates the business market. Business users are important to AT&T, as they generate about half of the carrier's total revenues.

According analyst estimates, AT&T, who's been selling the iPhone since its launch in 2007, has about 15 million iPhone users, or 17% of its total customers. Research in Motion recently reported a total of 41 million BlackBerry users. It's pretty difficult to compare the two, as AT&T only has US customers, while RIM's numbers include other countries, not just the US.

AT&T shares were up 41 cents (1.7%) to $24.54 in afternoon trading on the New York Stock Exchange.

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