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RIP RIM – The death of Blackberry

I could never understand why Blackberry phones where so popular.

Maybe some human beings had fingers the size of match sticks?

My thoughts have been confirmed today when the makers of the Blackberry (RIM) Research in Motion is losing adoring fans in its own territory, Canada, to Apple’s iPhone. RIM, which is based in Ontario, Canada has lost it’s  No. 1 smartphone brand in Canada position to Apple’s iPhone.

RIM shipped 2.08 million BlackBerrys last year in Canada, whilst Apple sold 2.85 million iPhones, according to data compiled by IDC and Bloomberg.

So If the home of Blackberry isn’t safe- where is it safe? No doubt it will continue amongst the die hard fans and people with fingers like match sticks. However today we can safely say is another nail in the coffin for Blackberry.

RIP Blackberry.

5 comments for “RIP RIM – The death of Blackberry

  1. March 23, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    Those Canadians certainly take their time 😉


  2. Steve Williams
    March 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm

    It had to go, the microscopic keyboard was awful and harks back to the days when people thought using a stylus was cool.

    RIP Blackberry

  3. Carney Kilian
    March 23, 2012 at 4:51 pm

    I think a large reason that Blackberry has the share they do in Canada is due to the federal government (and most municipal) use Blackberry exclusively. Living in Ottawa I know a number of federal employees have their work BB, and another Android or Iphone device for personal use.

    Can’t fault Canadian government and private sector companies for supporting a local player! 🙂

  4. Steve Williams
    March 23, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Good point Carney – It shows how local knowledge can provide an insight into why a product is popular in a particular area.

  5. April 5, 2012 at 3:10 am

    The primary success of Blackberry was because of its security. Even my company still has BB as the main corporate communication device for security reasons. As the iPhone gets more secure, it will replace BB and that day is soon.

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