BlackBerry market share doubles in Canada during Q1

BlackBerry market share doubles in Canada during Q1
Earlier Saturday, we told you about two polls taken at BlackBerry Live this past week that seem to show that the QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10 might just help the company grab some business away from competing platforms including iOS and Android. In Canada, this has already started, at least according to Raymond James analyst Tavis McCourt. In a note to clients, the analyst says that with the excitement of the release of the new BlackBerry Z10, the company more than doubled its market share in its home country during the first quarter from 6% to 13.5% This is definitely a rebuilding process because in the first quarter of 2011 the company had a market share of 21.8% in Canada.

The BlackBerry Q5 could help reverse BlackBerryt's fortunes in emerging markets

The BlackBerry Q5 could help reverse BlackBerryt's fortunes in emerging markets

McCourt expects the company to continue to pick up market share thanks to the BlackBerry Q10 which was launched late last month and is off to a good start in the country. Still, BlackBerry has a long way to go to catch up with Apple and Samsung. Apple's first quarter market share in Canada dropped sequentially from 44% to 40.1% while Samsung's slice of the Canadian smartphone pie dropped from 32.1% to 29.8% during the same period.

While BlackBerry's Canadian numbers sound good, the company continues to have a tough time of it globally. According to McCourt, world-wide volumes were down 37% year over year in Q1, while in emerging markets volumes were down 33%. With the company's share in emerging markets down to 2.7% last quarter from 3.9% in Q4, McCourt is counting on the decision to open up BBM to help turn things around. To that, we would add that the launch of the BlackBerry Q5 might also help. This is a lower priced BlackBerry 10 model with the same 3.1inch 720 x 720 screen found on the Q10. Underneath is a physical QWERTY keyboard. The device will be found this summer in Europe, Asia, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East in black, white, red or pink.

source: Barron's via CNET

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37 Comments

1. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Thats like saying the arctic has ice..

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

EPIC FAIL! :P

3. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Wow... It seems like blackberry growing faster than WP especially the app store... I never used it before but heard the OS is pretty awesome... I hope sone feedback about is. Is it laggy? is ui look modern? I am a little jealous bcuz currently I am a wp user...

5. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

wow new comments from trolls other then the usual to discredit wp still reported though as its obvious your another one full of bs feedback for you go try it, stop the bull about been jealous how are you jealous when you claim to no nothing about it....such a troll

9. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Carry on you are not missing anything. Os is pure garbage and the hardware is from 3 years ago.

10. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

still crying i see, you poor thing still need the attention see your comment describes you not bb ''garbage'' perfect word for you

11. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Why thank you. I don't need attention as you choose to give it to me. I continue to spread the word that BlackBerry is garbage now carry on son

13. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

spread the word lmao you pompous little muppet your only spreading bs, ohh and hopefully soon P.A will take action and ban you as you troll all these BB articles

24. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Sir you have to understand that Blackberry is done. Nobody buys them anymore. You don't understand that there are much much superior phones such as apple and android that are light years ahead of the crap you continue to purchase. I have may facts your just to brainwashed by Bankruptberry

28. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

im sorry i know your commenting more bs but i was having a laugh at your expense, showing your comments to people i know.....yes they all said how tragic you are kid........you been given the talk and girls yet? you can keep repeating yourself troll but your crap is obvious bb have some unique selling points still and the all round performance is a good one. there not going for specs to brag about, face it aslong as the final product is a smooth one theres no need for the numbers....only lonely kids like you want them so you can brag and feel important for a second so explain kid how am i brainwashed by BB if i own a Nokia? please answer we all need another laugh

29. semipro1337

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

He thinks having a quad core phone with 2 gb of ram will make up for the fact he has a tiny pee-pee. Poor little fella probably was the source of a lot of laughs in the locker room after gym class...

32. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

No I did fairly well in gym class over 25 years ago. You keep dreaming of Thorsten and your Blackberry you fool

31. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Hi Sir.. Nokia phones are just as bad as Blackberry. I will continue to spread the message that Blackberry is a failure whether you like it or not. Oh the poor little kid you must think I am

12. FadyNabil

Posts: 39; Member since: May 10, 2013

The OS is modern and looks nice, but laggy and unstable comparing to windows phone. Still in my opinion better than Android.

20. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

It's not laggy or unstable...Have u used it.. i own it

30. semipro1337

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

I own it too. Hasn't lagged once and the browser destroys wp and android in performance. Wp is awesome too, especially zune... I hope zune goes multi platform soon, I'd love it on my z10 and nexus 7! Everything is good, people just love to dictate what they think should exist and what shouldn't.

17. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Very well said+1 from TROLL™®©

19. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

I have had the Z10 for almost 2 months now and It looks very modern. It doesn't lag.. All i have to tell u right now is that u would fall in love with the multi tasking and the touch screen keyboard, which is best on any smart phone.. the camera is great too with time shift feauture and with the the new update coming out soon will be better with HDR.. testing it out in the store won't give u the type of feel u get when u buy it and try it out for a day or 2 especially since u will have to learn the new Intuitive OS and gestures

4. rahulz

Posts: 117; Member since: Feb 25, 2013

Sorry I meant ''i hope some feedback about the OS" stupid autocorrection

6. dmakun

Posts: 382; Member since: Jun 06, 2011

Superb to hear that blackberry is doing well again. Good signs and happy consumers can enjoy more choice for mobile OS. I prefer the new BB10 to WP8 as things stand at the moment especially after trying out both platforms from friends who own both. I don't quite like the design & overall UI language (aka Retro) of WP8 at all really. I favor the intuitive gesture interactive approach of BB10 because it just feels more user friendly & flexible. BTW I'm a android user so my opinion is likely to favor a similar platform.

7. Nokfan1603

Posts: 54; Member since: Mar 13, 2013

Some comments regarding BB stories are kind of weird; they smell hidden publicity. Some public relations agency at work?

21. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Seriously? get a life... i live in NYC and have nothing to do with publicity and i'm sure no one else here is either

8. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

And continues to decrease everywhere else. Put a fork in it Thorsten your a complete failure and so are you stupid phones

14. FlushGordon unregistered

The rest of the world doesn't want it... Here in my country, the Z10 is more expensive than the S4...how ridiculously F'ked up is that?

18. semipro1337

Posts: 110; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

Jerusalem?

22. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

That's cuz it's so much better than the S4 lol

26. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

You must be intoxicated

33. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Mate that comment is stupid beyond words! How the hell is the Z10 better than the s4 explain cause hate to tell ya the rest of the world doesnt think it is! Go home your drunk!

35. chaoticrazor

Posts: 2347; Member since: Aug 28, 2012

apiskula and Xtasy are 2 sides of the same coin apiskula spews utter bs about bb in every article, yet you havent said a word to him. but when X says something about the s4 you come running what does that say about you? ohh and your BB is dead commment, well if you think that stay of the bb articles you clearly have no interest.

25. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Exactly right. The S4 is light years ahead of any Blackberry on the market. Heck any phone in the last 3 years has better specs that any current junk models of blackberry

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