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Blackberry MarketShare Shrinks to 1.6% in U.S.
As Analysts Debate Whether BB 10 Will Save Company
by Karl Bode 04:35PM Tuesday Nov 27 2012
Newsflash: Research in Motion and their Blackberry platform aren't doing too well. According to new market data by Kantar Worldpanel ComTech shows that Blackberry has just a 1.6% market share in the United States, and that the company's market share dropped 6.9 points over the last year. UK market share plummeted as well, from 19% to 8%. Making things worse, markets where RIM had seen more stable market share are also seeing some fairly massive share erosion:
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But what really pops out in the new Kantar data is BlackBerry’s performance in Brazil and the Mediterranean region, two crucially important markets for RIM. Relatively strong low-end BlackBerry sales in Latin America and the Mediterranean have kept RIM’s subscriber base north of 80 million globally...The Kantar autumn numbers in these markets are brutal. BlackBerry’s share tanked from 24% to 3% in Spain in just one year. RIM’s share is also down from 9% to 3% in Brazil and down from 16% to 7% in France.
Wall Street analysts meanwhile are very split on whether Blackberry 10 is going to salvage the one-time wireless powerhouse, or if it's just the last gasp of a dying company straining for breath under the bootheel of Apple and Android.

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$

Titanic has sunk.
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I hope so.. I'm tired of BlackBerry Enterprise Servers and all the headaches caused by their relays going down affecting entire countries.

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CrackBerry Rehab

My friend hates BlackBerries so much that he as an IT administrator prescribed iPhone therapy at gadget detox.

In other words, he finds that BlackBerries are a PITA to troubleshoot to the point of converting his employers mobile phone fleet to iPhone.

He is an Apple Fanboy like I am.

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Re: CrackBerry Rehab

said by IowaCowboy:

He is an Apple Fanboy like I am.

I guess that explains why he as an "IT Administrator" can't troubleshoot something as simple as a Blackberry.
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Re: CrackBerry Rehab

Because all Apple fans are dumbfounded when it comes to technology right? This is a ridiculous statement.

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Re: CrackBerry Rehab

said by Anzio:

Because all Apple fans are dumbfounded when it comes to technology right? This is a ridiculous statement.

No, just non-Apple technology. That's why they're Fanboys, after all.
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at least iPhone's Exchange component works better than a damn BB, with all the crap that goes wrong with it. PIN resyncing, database corruption on the BES, etc. And as said before, because all of the BES traffic goes to some blackhole relay server that has been documented multiple times in going down effecting an entire nation; what exactly is so damn great about BB??

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Re: CrackBerry Rehab

"what exactly is so damn great about BB?"

Absolutely nothing...

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The amount of things that you can control on a handset with a Blackberry and BES is an administrators dream compared to the pedestrian options in EAS, but I will be the first to admit that BES isn't exactly intuitive. EAS is a solution so simple that any moron with a hand capable of moving a mouse can use it. BES is a can of worms, but if you can get it running and keep it running it blows EAS out of the water.
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Re: CrackBerry Rehab

And just wait until corporations (and consumers) see what they can do with BlackBerry Balance.

A corporate controlled profile coupled with a "consumer" profile, completely separated at the OS level. The IT department can do whatever they want, control whatever apps they want in the one profile and the person can do whatever they want on their side without the two sides of the one device ever touching.

For BYOD this will be a significant improvement as the device doesn't have to be crippled by IT admins when the user takes it home and wants to do what they want with it.

BESSux

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That's a bogus statement. I find the BES a pain in the arse to manage and the active synch in a lot of Android phones sucks too. I'm moving all my users to iphones. Not because I am a a fanboy..but because I want my users to have email and a reasonably decent cell phone.
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They just dont learn

Just like Kodak.

Who wants this type of ugly phone?

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Re: They just dont learn

said by chong67:

Just like Kodak.

Who wants this type of ugly phone?

Kodak isnt hurting as bad as BB.
they corner the market (Fuji is 2nd place) when it comes to film stock for the movie industry although more and more "film-less" cameras are being used these days.
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Re: They just dont learn

Errm, Kodak is waaay worse off than RIM...

Kodak's stock value has gone from $80.25 in 1996 to $0.19 today, losing 99.8% of its value. Revenue is less than half what it was in 2005, they're bleeding huge sums of money, their stock has been removed from all indexes and been delisted from the NYSE, they've entered bankruptcy protection, and the only way they've managed to keep their losses from getting into the billions has been by selling off their most valuable divisions and pulling out of other markets.

In February 2012, Kodak announced that it would be shutting most things down to focus on printing. In September 2012, they pulled out of the inkjet printer market...

As for film stock for the motion picture industry, that market collapsed after the vast majority of films moved to digital. It's rare for a movie to be shot on 35mm these days, and distribution is pretty much dead (most big theaters don't have 35mm projectors anymore).
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Re: They just dont learn

said by Guspaz:

Errm, Kodak is waaay worse off than RIM...

Kodak's stock value has gone from $80.25 in 1996 to $0.19 today, losing 99.8% of its value. Revenue is less than half what it was in 2005, they're bleeding huge sums of money, their stock has been removed from all indexes and been delisted from the NYSE, they've entered bankruptcy protection, and the only way they've managed to keep their losses from getting into the billions has been by selling off their most valuable divisions and pulling out of other markets.

In February 2012, Kodak announced that it would be shutting most things down to focus on printing. In September 2012, they pulled out of the inkjet printer market...

As for film stock for the motion picture industry, that market collapsed after the vast majority of films moved to digital. It's rare for a movie to be shot on 35mm these days, and distribution is pretty much dead (most big theaters don't have 35mm projectors anymore).

you are absolutely right, i must be watching too many old movies....
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just go rid of mine

i just goting rid of my blackberry never will get one again. buttons are to small long start ups internet is useless
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Fanboys will be Fanboys

But when people actually see what they can do with BB10 I do believe they will be impressed.

I don't have much experience with Android, but from what I know about iOS, BB10 will blow that experience out of the water. The ease with which multiasking and app switching can be done is phenomenally quick. No in app, press on home button, change to next app (kinda like BB7, very slow and inefficient). Quick swipes on the bezel get you everywhere you want to be.

In terms of apps, they are projecting over 100k apps including many of the top apps available across platforms. They are offering a $10k guarantee to developers who meet certain criteria, and have helped port many apps over.

The internet browser can do Flash (unlike iOS) and is also the best rated browser out there for HTML5 (which Jobs championed over Flash) compatibility. So on your BB10 device not only will you be able to do HTML5 well, you will also get the full internet experience with Flash.

No doubt BB7 and earlier has been a failure. They will turn it around with BB10. They don't need to be at the top to be successful, but they will gain customers with the new OS. Apple's offering is approaching 6 years old, and when compared to the ease of use of BB10 its age will begin to show - and it hasn't aged gracefully.
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Re: Fanboys will be Fanboys

I hope your right. Unfortunately there are some problems down the road. Flash= DOA. Even the current android OS no longer has flash available. And I'm talk'n ICS as well as the newer Jelly Bean offerings. Flash is a known resource hog which is why it was never offered in the iPhone world. Time to die, Flash!

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Already thought they died!

I was out shopping for a new phone a month or so ago. Did not see one BlackBerry in any store!

I thought they were already dead and gone.

Wasn't looking for and didn't want one anyway though.
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