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October 6, 2013

From 50% Market share in 2009 to 2% in 2013 :Fall of Blackberry

 Blackberry marketshare falls from 50% to 2& in 4 years
The  Collapse of Blackberry : Infographic via NyTimes

In 2008 and 2009, BlackBerry controlled nearly 50 percent of the smartphone market, about the same as Android does today. Today, it owns hardly more than 2 percent. Via WSJ:

BlackBerry is also  " looking or " strategic Buyers including " venture funding , and pvt equit— as an alternative to the Fairfax deal. That deal, which values the company at $9 per share, has faced some skepticism from financial analysts — who believe a $7 per share price is more realistic — which may explain why BlackBerry is apparently looking elsewhere now.

Late last month, days before BlackBerry reported a $965 million quarterly loss (due mostly to a writedown on unsold Z10 devices), it signed a letter of intent to go private. Its largest shareholder, Fairfax Financial Holdings, is the prospective buyer, tabling a $4.7 billion bid for the company.