RIM's BlackBerry Loses Top Spot to iPhone in its Home Canadian Market


Bloomberg reports that Apple's iPhone surpassed RIM's BlackBerry as the number one in Canadian smartphone shipments in 2011. RIM is based in Canada and has had strong loyalty amongst its customers.

RIM, based in Waterloo, Ontario, shipped 2.08 million BlackBerrys last year in Canada, compared with 2.85 million units for Apple, data compiled by IDC and Bloomberg show. In 2010, the BlackBerry topped the iPhone by half a million, and in 2008, the year after the iPhone’s debut, RIM outsold Apple by almost five to one.

RIM has been on a decline since the launch of the iPhone and Android platforms with sales and profits dropping. RIM's worldwide numbers have been dropping precipitously in contrast to significant grown from iOS and Android.

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112 months ago
the only surprising thing about this is that RIM was actually still in first place somewhere hehe :D
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112 months ago
So many people on this forum are taking pleasure in what will eventually amount to a lot of job losses :(
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112 months ago
What did Rim think would happen producing the same handset over and over and over again giving it minor hardware improvements and a somewhat different numbered name? No innovation on their part. When they did have something different, they became complacent. BB Storm anyone? BB Playbook?

Sorry Rim but you can't just wait for something to happen, you have to MAKE IT HAPPEN! Good bye :)
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112 months ago
Remember when people insisted on a hard QWERTY? LOL!
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112 months ago
I live around the corner from that building!
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112 months ago
You snooze, you loose.
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