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

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.


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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18 Comments

1. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

OUCH!!

2. Mian.Shahzad

Posts: 23; Member since: Dec 08, 2013

R.I.P #BlackBerry -_-

4. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

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

6. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

10 bucks is something :/

15. domfonusr

Posts: 1057; Member since: Jan 17, 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.

3. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 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.

7. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 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

12. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

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

13. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

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

17. Finalflash

Posts: 4062; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

No seriously, tell me I need this.

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

11. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

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

5. AppleHateBoy unregistered

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

8. alpinejason

Posts: 262; Member since: Sep 06, 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

10. Sauce unregistered

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

14. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 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.

16. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 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

18. NokiaFTW

Posts: 2072; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Hardly surprising.

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