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Five Years and 218 Million IPhones Later

By Mark Milian and Jordan Robertson - 2012-06-29T21:39:55Z

Photograph by Indranil Mukherjee/AFP/Getty Images)

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Kicking the 'CrackBerry' Habit

Apple's iPhone has done in five years what Research In Motion's BlackBerry hasn't been able to do in ten. RIM, a pioneer in this market, has sold 190 million of its BlackBerry smartphones since their debut in 2002. While Apple soars to new heights as the world's most valuable company, RIM is considering "strategic business model alternatives," including a possible sale. It seems the iPhone has become more addictive than the "CrackBerry."