BlackBerry beats out Android for second place in Canada
The problem with Wall Street is that you have your strong bulls on the stock (Peter Misek from Jefferies) and you have your bears (Detwiler, Fenton). While Misek sees every piece of news coming from Waterloo as showing the glass half full, Detwiler Fenton has been more proactive with its bearishness. The investment house's analyst, Jeff Johnston, reported in April that more BlackBerry Z10 models were being returned than were being sold. We've tried to contact the firm and have left messages for Mr. Johnston a number of times without getting a response. No evidence at all ever emerged that supported Mr. Johnston's report, which was denied by BlackBerry. The OEM eventually filed a complaint against Detwiler, Fenton with U.S. and Canadian securities regulators.
According to StatCounter, as of Sunday, BlackBerry occupied the Avis position (number 2, but they try harder) in Canada with about 27% of that market, compared to the approximately 48% owned by iOS. Android is third with 22%. But that is BlackBerry's home market. Let's look at the U.K. There, the platform is running a decent third with about 18% market share. That compares with the 44% owned by iOS and the 30% controlled by Android.
In South Africa, BlackBerry is actually on top, closing in on a 40% share. With about 18%, Series 40 is next while Android is third with a 14% slice of the pie. That is actually no surprise as we've told you in the past about the support the platform has in the country. The company was voted the coolest brand of the year last year, by kids in the country.
The next two quarterly reports are huge for BlackBerry just to see if the company is turning around like these numbers suggest it might be. But despite some signs of momentum, BlackBerry does not have an identity right now and that is dangerous. In its battle for third place with Windows Phone, the latter is now seen as providing above average cameras that take great low-light pictures. BlackBerry once could be called the businessman's smartphone, but no longer. So the challenge for Thorsten Heins is to develop a brand identity for his handsets. Any ideas?
OS marketshare in Canada, U.K. and South Africa from StatCounter Fullscreen
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OS marketshare in Canada, U.K. and South Africa from StatCounter
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2. wendygarett (unregistered)
It's like saying ios beat android in US and wp beat android in Finland... I'm not surprised that, do you? :)
4. XPERIA-KNIGHT (Posts: 2375; Member since: 08 Aug 2012)
No, but it does mean there still in the game Wendy stop hating
7. wendygarett (unregistered)
I didn't show the hate, in fact, bb z10 is actually rocking in my country, i believe same goes to Mexico and Africa, I'm not sure about in India but I also wish bb the best...
6. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
where x is largest number one could write
17. KINGJUAN27 (Posts: 155; Member since: 02 Jul 2012)
LOL. WP is #1 in Finland while BB is only #2 in Canada, that is respective to their home markets! Hahaa :D
3. mi55u (unregistered)
awkward market share in south Africa, but im glad that android still surpass ios even in SA
8. SlimSoulja86 (Posts: 639; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)
BIS is the reason. U kno data it is expensive here in SA.
5. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
lets just wait for quarterly results.the only one which i believe
9. axllebeer (Posts: 205; Member since: 05 Apr 2011)
Good job BBRY. It's a slow but make it a steady comeback.
13. Dadler22 (Posts: 138; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)
Its like Chrysler in the US. Makes terrible cars, but MURICA.
15. apiskula (Posts: 331; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
What a joke. This report is totally false. Blackberry could not beat a flip phone in sales
16. apple4never (Posts: 372; Member since: 08 May 2013)
is dsi really a top os in canada ?? what have we come too ? :(