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Watch Android eat BlackBerry's global smartphone marketshare in color

0. phoneArena 26 Sep 2013, 12:53 posted on

With BlackBerry's board already agreeing to go private for $9 a share, and with T-Mobile kicking the manufacturer out of its retail stores, it is hard to believe that just a few years ago that BlackBerry was a thriving company; any businessman worth his pinstripes sported one of the Canadian OEM's handsets and the company name became a verb. So how did BlackBerry get to its current state...

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posted on 26 Sep 2013, 12:56 16

1. Knightmare64 (Posts: 29; Member since: 11 Sep 2013)


Android Riding that high tide...

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 13:28 11

6. designerfx (Posts: 76; Member since: 26 Mar 2013)


this is the first time in a while something from BGR acknowledges that android has way more marketshare than apple, that apple marketshare is not growing, and that windows marketshare is not growing.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 13:40 1

10. babyk (Posts: 313; Member since: 03 Nov 2011)


LOL. (Not Growing....Not Growing) well said

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 20:48

33. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


If Windows Phone market share isn't growing, then how come Nokia's Lumia shipments have continued to rise 25+ percent each business quarter? Their numbers appear to add-up, but your own misguided notions don't...

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 21:33 3

35. tedkord (Posts: 12228; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


Because the market is growing faster than their share. If their sales increase 25%, but the overall number of smartphone sales doubles, their market share drops.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 21:43

39. UrbanPhantom (Posts: 949; Member since: 30 Oct 2012)


The only thing that has doubled for Android is the number of malware infesting the OS. Nobody that even remotely cares about security related issues will touch Android with a ten foot pole. Windows Phone will eat BBRY's market-share, not Google's crappy OS...

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 23:07

40. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


Malware?? iOS had their imessage app pulled and hacked so it can run on Android... when it comes to Hacking your pathetic phone nothing is impossible!!!

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 02:38 1

43. Pedro0x (Posts: 271; Member since: 19 Oct 2012)


What malware are you talking about? I´ve had my android phone for 3 years and I have never got any malware on it, and the same goes for my friends. The only ones that get malware on their phones are stupid people under iq 90 which click on ads or something like that. But that is their problem, not androids.
The only reason WP is beginning to sell more is because of the ridiculously low priced phones like lumia 520, 620. Don´t get me wrong those phones are awesome for its price and that is why they are selling, because of its HW not SW. Almost nobody is buying ''high-end'' WP phones.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 15:35 4

26. akki20892 (Posts: 3901; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)


android is gaining market share every year, just think how ios, wp and bb will looks like after some years maybe just a thinner line...............lol.

posted on 27 Sep 2013, 14:56

46. zero1 (Posts: 12; Member since: 17 Jun 2013)


Apple fans u r going down more and more till u suck android's d**k's fans

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 12:59 18

2. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


Haha, Android is such a beast.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 13:38 2

9. Mxyzptlk (Posts: 14191; Member since: 21 Apr 2012)


A sluggish beast to be correct.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 14:16 14

17. ocilfa (Posts: 334; Member since: 03 Aug 2012)


You talking about Blackberry?

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 16:36 11

27. JMartin22 (Posts: 1984; Member since: 30 Apr 2013)


Enjoy your nasty looking phone that hasn't hardly changed in 7 years. Just physically taller and with an interface more saturated with nasty pastel coloring with (just recently) implemented basic multi-tasking.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 19:03 4

30. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Yea just imagine having all the features from Android™ along with Sony Z1 specs! Talk about sluggish! It would be more like snail!

More like a full OS, than your beloved pride and joy! Hardcore Apple fanboy and his halfbaked Darwin fake multitasking with it's app launcher device!

Enjoy your dummy phone!

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 21:34 3

36. tedkord (Posts: 12228; Member since: 17 Jun 2009)


You should really join is in 2013. 2010 is gone.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 23:10 3

41. moroninc (Posts: 193; Member since: 14 Jul 2012)


Get a nexus if you hate the sluggish skins that Samsung or HTC have on them, dont blame Android you will see the difference

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 13:06 12

3. Sire3008 (Posts: 87; Member since: 26 Sep 2013)


Blackberry is simply paying for their negligence and complacent behaviour

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 13:31 4

7. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


You are 100% correct!!, this is what happen to all the Great/Top comapnies in the past ( Nokia is the next victim)

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 20:50

34. downphoenix (Posts: 3165; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)


well technically Nokia is already a victim and BB came just afterwards. It was literally what, a span of a couple weeks between the nokia sale to MS and the BB privatize sale?

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 14:18

18. SellPhones82 (Posts: 569; Member since: 11 Dec 2008)


Yeah, I really think this had more to do with what RIM/BB was NOT doing. Their users got tired of waiting for them to evolve and found alternatives that offered what they wanted. By the time BB got their stuff together it was too late.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 13:06 1

4. nguaca (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


Android will die in a few year and some news will come.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 13:25 7

5. _PHug_ (Posts: 444; Member since: 11 Oct 2011)


? ? ?

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 13:33 11

8. MartyK (Posts: 846; Member since: 11 Apr 2012)


I disagree (base on the open souce); as long as Google monitor it and foster it's growth, Android can be the Macdonald of the Cell World.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 13:46 1

12. nguaca (Posts: 9; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


In this society, some will rise to its peak then fall, nothing is forever.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 14:35 1

20. Immolate (Posts: 310; Member since: 17 Jun 2011)


In any society, not just this one. A niche player can sustain their niche indefinitely, but the top dog will always grow complacent and be replaced by the new dog. Android did it to Apple. Someone will do it to Android. But it may be a very long time before that happens.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 15:14

23. Navaid (Posts: 46; Member since: 05 Sep 2013)


Android can't have a instant death, But if a completed OS like Tizen or other spend total time in app development and release the OS in 2016 after completing the App base then their can be some interesting development.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 16:52

28. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5498; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Agree, but it will happen not after a few year, it will took much longer that a few year.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 13:58 1

13. nortoja79 (Posts: 34; Member since: 21 Feb 2010)


I like your analogy...Android is like the McDonalds of the cell industry...lots of options, all over the place, overall cheap quality. So does that make Apple the Chick-Fil-A of the cell industry? Less options, better overall quality.

posted on 26 Sep 2013, 14:18 4

19. buccob (Posts: 2578; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


yes and no... in Android you can also get premium quality from certain manufacturers...

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