Blackberry tops iPhone in smartphone race – according to RIM

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Well, while the iPhone seems to be dominating every single market, it apparently isn’t the most dominant phone in the United Kingdom. Who is? It is the BlackBerry. Well, only if you choose to believe what the company says.

The company is claiming, according to The Register, that it has 36 percent of the UK smartphone market in December and topping both the iPhone and Android – both strong competitors. RIM is citing numbers from GfK as proof of this statistic.

Only one tiny problem, it cannot be verified as GfK doesn’t release its stats to journalists, but to companies. However, it does pose a somewhat-accurate view of consumer taste as it tracks over-the-counter sales, rather than shipments to stores.

But a better question is: Is this true?