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January 24, 2012

The Downfall of Blackberry Marketshare : Story in Charts

  Blackberry collapse chart from Needham analyst Charlie Wolf, via Fortune. You can see RIM's share of the U.S. market collapse right around the time Verizon decides to throw its weight behind Android.

Source: StatCounter Global Stats Jan,2011 To Jan,2012- Worldwide Mobile OS Market Share

The above chart shows   The State of Blackberry in recent times. Blackberry's quarterly sales figures for each phone since the iPhone was introduced. They were neck in neck for a while, but the iPhone 4 release in June 2010 changed everything -- iPhone sales took off while Blackberry sales leveled off, then started to dive.

Source: StatCounter Jan,2011 To Jan,2012 - United States Mobile OS Market Share

December 29, 2011

End of RIM (Research In Motion) :Another tech giant bites the dust

 maker Research in Motion seems to be the  new target of  a takeover from a couple of tech majors.
According guardian ,RIM has turned down takeover overtures from, while Microsoft and Nokia  are considering  a bid for the troubled smartphone maker.

According to news from The Wall Street Journal, Microsoft and Nokia are actively pursuing the beleaguered     company Shares of RIM have dropped by 75 percent since February,2011 as the  RIM's market value has plunged 77% in the past 12 months to value it at about $6.8bn (£4.3bn) – below its "book value" of assets – following a series of disappointing quarterly reports, delayed phone launches, weak sales of the PlayBook tablet and other missteps.

The shares tumbled last week on weaker-than-expected quarterly results, which saw profits crash by 70%, and the announcement of a delay in the launch of the new BlackBerry 10 phones until late 2012. Any potential suitors would most likely face stiff resistance from Jim Balsillie and Mike Lazaridis, the co-chief executives. Collectively they own more than 10 percent, which makes them among the largest shareholders

RIM is also a point of pride for the Canadian government, which has been increasingly reluctant to let foreign companies buy major domestic corporations. In a recent news conference, Stephen Harper, the Canadian prime minister, offered a note of support for RIM, saying “we all know this is an important Canadian company.”

November 22, 2011

Blackberry Outage Story in Charts

October 4, 2011

69.9% BlackBerry Owners in UK Switched for Another RIM Phone

The latest ComScore Research  shows  that for the UK market in July, RIM had the highest retention rate (69.9 percent) among original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), followed by Apple with 65.5 percent. HTC mobile subscribers were also among the most satisfied with their devices, ranking third in terms of retention rate, as the majority (48.1 percent) remained loyal to the brand.

BlackBerry-maker RIM lost more than 1 million users in the US in the three months to May, as Google's Android platform cemented its lead as the most-used smartphone platform there and Apple gained more than 3 million users, according to new statistics from market research company comScore.

September 24, 2011

BlackBerry Now Worth$3.3 Million, 25% Brand Value Erodes

According to the study from Brand Finance,  the BlackBerry brand value has decreased  by almost 25% since January of this year. The London-based Brand Finance calculates a brand value by forecasting the royalties that would accrue to a brand holding if that company licensed the brand to an operating company. In January, Brand Finance figured BlackBerry was worth $4.36 billion.Since then, it has dropped to $3.3 billion (see chart above).

August 7, 2011

Click Through Rates Compared : Mobile OS vs Android Vs Carrier

The prevailing mobile storyline of 2011 has been Android’s dominance. This dominance was based on data pulled from over 83 million users on the Jumptap network. June 2011 data shows Android as the leading platform again this month, with 38% of the market. iOS comes in at second with 33% market share and Blackberry OS comes in third with 22%. The top three mobile operating systems control over90% of the market, making it increasingly difficultfor competing platforms to gain traction.