The survey covered some 25,000 US respondents who were asked to give their annual household income and mobile handset of choice. In the top bracket in the survey - households that bring in $150,000 per year and upwards - BlackBerry pipped Apple and Google to the post, with 11.3% of respondents both pulling in the requisite cash and touting BlackBerry smartphones. Apple's iPhone came in second with 10.9% and Android brought up the rear with 7.2%.
BlackBerry's lead also extends to those bringing home between $100,000 and $149,999, hoovering up 21.2% to Apple's 19.1% and Android's 15.8%. It's only when we reach the middle bracket that Apple jumps into the lead, providing iPhones to 19.6% of respondents earning between $75,000 and $99,999.
Android, meanwhile, has the low-income markets sewn up, which with its swarms of super-cheap low-end handsets from multiple manufacturers doesn't come as any surprise. However, with the stable of high-end Android handests like the Samsung Galaxy S2 and the HTC Sensation XE now offering proper competition for Apple's next iPhone (which we're hearing may not be the revolutionary iPhone 5 Godphone we've all been hoping for), it's next year's stats that are going to tell the interesting story. In the meantime, if you're one of the lucky few rocking a blinged-out BlackBerry in the cabin of your private jet, let us know in the comments below.