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CIRP data shows BlackBerry with 0% of the U.S. market

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CIRP data shows BlackBerry with 0% of the U.S. market
It was one year ago today that the BlackBerry Z10 was announced by the Canadian manufacturer, kicking off the BlackBerry 10 era. Now, a report from CIRP showing a breakdown of fourth quarter phone activations in the U.S. by operating systems, reveals that BlackBerry essentially has no share of the market in the states.

According to the data, Apple's iOS narrowly edged out Android by a 48% to 46% count, for the U.S.lead. Windows Phone was next with a 3% share while featurephones made up 3% of the U.S. mobile phone market. Josh Lowitz, a partner and co-founder of CIRP, credited the launch of the Apple iPhone 5s and Apple iPhone 5c a couple of weeks before the start of the quarter, as the catalyst for iOS' push above Android. Last quarter, iOS accounted for only 34% of handset activations in the states.

"Apple clearly benefitted from launch of the iPhone 5S and 5C just a couple weeks before the quarter started. It increased its share considerably over the previous quarter, when it had only 34% of activations."-Josh Lowitz, partner, CIRP

Another CIRP partner and co-founder, Mike Levin, says that iOS users are paying more per month for phone service. Over 50% spend more than $100 a month while only one third of Android users pay their carrier that much. And while a quarter of Android users pay their carrier less than $25 a month for service, that statement applies to only 7% of those using iOS.

CIRP's latest data indicates that BlackBerry had no share of the U.S. handset market in Q4

CIRP's latest data indicates that BlackBerry had no share of the U.S. handset market in Q4


source: CIRP via BGR

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posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:28 4

1. chunk1x (Posts: 248; Member since: 25 Jun 2011)


OUCH!!

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:40 7

2. Mian.Shahzad (Posts: 23; Member since: 08 Dec 2013)


R.I.P #BlackBerry -_-

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:43 2

4. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5724; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


I wonder if my Bold 9000 will be worth anything? It is in mint condition, in the box with manuals, charger and earphones. :-)

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:53 4

6. apple4never (Posts: 944; Member since: 08 May 2013)


10 bucks is something :/

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 12:23

15. domfonusr (Posts: 362; Member since: 17 Jan 2014)


My used-but-near-mint Nokia E75, with all its parts and pieces, accessories and retail box, brought in $30 or so... over a year ago.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:41 2

3. Droid_X_Doug (Posts: 5724; Member since: 22 Dec 2010)


How does a smartphone owner pay $25/month for service? There is the data component. And then there is the talk + text component. The lowest I have seen from the big 4 is AT&Ts pre-paid plan for 300 Mb of data, but that is $45/month.

$25/month would be cool if there was reasonable coverage.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:54

7. apple4never (Posts: 944; Member since: 08 May 2013)


in canada you can get a 30$ a month plan with unlimited data 500 minutes and unlimited text with pic and video and you can get the note 3 for 200$ with the plan

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 11:56

12. Finalflash (Posts: 1690; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Where and with who, I don't know anyone who offers unlimited 4g?

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 12:04

13. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


In Canada? Must not be the same Canada I know about...

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 15:18

17. Finalflash (Posts: 1690; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


No seriously, tell me I need this.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 10:36 1

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8171; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I signed my father up with Virgin Mobile two years ago the day before they hiked their plans from $25 to $35.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 11:44 1

11. apple4never (Posts: 944; Member since: 08 May 2013)


ya, idk why but the big 5 hiked up fares by 10$

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 09:53 3

5. AppleHateBoy (unregistered)


Well, I am not surprised. I am not sad either.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 10:16 3

8. alpinejason (Posts: 262; Member since: 06 Sep 2011)


hey blackberry you still butthurt about losing marketshare to wp?and you might want to consider making bbm and all the other services you have available to wp.i don't think you are in any position to act this way.just saying

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 11:15 1

10. Sauce (unregistered)


I want to laugh but I can't.... Lol

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 12:08

14. corporateJP (Posts: 1555; Member since: 28 Nov 2009)


Their train is so far off the track, they will only get market share back if they pull a Sailfish and be able to run Android apps on their devices, then create a way for their phones to compress data so small and tight that it will attract power users. Then give away free Netflix and a music service. Then...screw it...none of this will happen.

Chen is on his own...no more free ideas here, buddy.

posted on 30 Jan 2014, 12:59

16. apple4never (Posts: 944; Member since: 08 May 2013)


i say ditch bb os and go with android, you will automatically have peoples attention. think about it changing from bb os to android is gonna be on the news FREE ADVERTISEMENT i would have gotten a blackberry had it been running android

posted on 31 Jan 2014, 00:26

18. NokiaFTW (Posts: 1981; Member since: 24 Oct 2012)


Hardly surprising.

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