It’s been a bleak call, thus far.
We just heard on RIM’s Q1 2013 earnings call that the Waterloo-based company only shipped 7.8 million smartphones this quarter, which is down 30 percent from 11.1 million units shipped last quarter.
Though the BlackBerry Bold continues to be a strong product, fierce competition from both Android vendors and the staggering iPhone 4S numbers only took the company further into its hole of despair.
In related news, BlackBerry PlayBook sales are down almost 50 percent, with just 260,000 units shipped.
BlackBerry (formerly Research in Motion) is a Canadian designer, manufacturer and marketer of wireless devices and solutions for the worldwide mobile communications market. The company is best known as the developer of the BlackBerry smart phone. Blackberry technology also enables a broad array of third party developers and manufacturers to enhance their products and services with wireless connectivity to data. Blackberry was founded in 1984. Based in Waterloo, Ontario, the company has offices in North America, Europe and Asia Pacific....