The NPD Group is reporting that the iPhone 3G has outsold the Motorola RAZR in the US, which has been sitting atop the charts for years and years. Mostly due to, we assume, the fact that they are free with almost any new contract in the United States.
This represents two things: Apple's amazing ability to sell a ton of something and the move toward smartphones as a mass-market device.
1. Apple iPhone 3G
2. Motorola RAZR V3 (all models)
3. RIM Blackberry Curve (all models)
4. LG Rumor
5. LG enV2
With companies racing to release touchscreen cell phones, we'll likely see more and more of them in the top 5. RIM will be releasing the BlackBerry Storm, which sports a touchscreen. This is a first for RIM, but it remains to be seen if it can compete with the iPhone.
Many companies have attempted to copy the iPhone by throwing a touchscreen on a phone, but none have made a complete product that comes close to Apple's offering. It's not just about the touch... it's the user-interface, operating system, and how it all works together.