Over the last few days there’s been some really interesting stories about Apple’s iPhone 3G, exclusively available in the UK on O2. Here’s a taster of what’s being said…

iPhone is…second in the smartphone market

The Telegraph is reporting that between July and September Apple sold 6.9 million iPhone 3Gs, working out at a 17% share of the global market and coming in second behind Nokia’s 18.9% share. The report, carried out by market data company Canalys, put RIM and their BlackBerry smartphone in third spot.

iPhone is…top in JD Power

According to JD Power’s annual smartphone customer satisfaction survey, iPhone users gave the phone a score of 778 out of 1000 points. Meanwhile, BlackBerry came in at 703 and Samsung at 701 according to the coverage on Internet News. The iPhone scored ahead of RIM on ease of operation, operating system, design, features and battery life.

iPhone is…the most popular new phone in the US
quotes a report by NPD Group that says the iPhone outsold all other handsets in the US during Q3. That’s the first time in four years that any phone has sold more than the Motorola Razr V3. Ross Rubin, one of the NPD guys behind the report, says “The displacement of the RAZR by the iPhone 3G represents a watershed shift in handset design from fashion to fashionable functionality.”

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