New Survey Reveals BlackBerry’s Drastically Reduced Market Share, Android Still Top Smartphone
The IDC recently released new survey results regarding smartphone market share and the results are very alarming for Research in Motion and its once mighty BlackBerry phone.
According to the IDC report the market share of BlackBerry has drastically fallen to 6.4 percent this year. Contrast it to the 13.6 percent market share it was enjoying just last year and you’ll realize that the BlackBerry is really in jeopardy.
Based on the IDC report, Android is dominating the smartphone market with a 59 percent share of the market, a growth of 145 percent. Apple’s iOS (iPhone) is the second placer with a 23 percent share of the market, which is also an improved number – translating into a growth of 88.7 percent. Nokia’s Symbian is at third with a 6.8 percent market share (a decline of 29.7 percent). The BlackBerry is the fourth, while Linux phones have a 2.3 percent share of the market (a growth of 9.4 percent). The bottom of the list is occupied by Microsoft’s Windows Phone with a 2.2 percent share of the market, which translates to a growth of 26.9 percent, the third best number in the list.
BlackBerry has been bleeding customers all throughout the year and at a rate that is as fast as Symbian’s own market share drain. Nokia itself has already declared Symbian a dying OS. The big speculation now is whether the upcoming BlackBerry 10 OS will be enough to stave off the market share decline or even post a growth in the market share.