The RAZR's reign is over.
The iPhone has taken over the top spot in NPD Group's quarterly survey of the most popular handsets in the U.S., displacing Motorola's RAZR. Now #2, the RAZR had taken the top spot in the survey for 12 consecutive quarters. Research in Motion's BlackBerry Curve took #3, while LG's Rumor and enV2 took the 4th and 5th spots, respectively.
“The displacement of the RAZR by the iPhone 3G represents a watershed shift in handset design from fashion to fashionable functionality,” NPD's director of industry analysis for NPD, Ross Rubin, said as part of the release. “Four of the five best-selling handsets in the third quarter were optimized for messaging and other advanced Internet features.”