Report: RIM dips to #2 in Canada, displaced by Apple

The land of Blackberries is looking less and less like it these days. Another fruit's in town.

Shipments of handsets from Research in Motion (RIM) have fallen beneath that of Apple's iPhones in Canada, according to a new report. RIM moved 2.08 million Blackberries in the Canadian market in 2011, yet Apple managed to outpace RIM with 2.85 million units shipped.

While updated marketshare numbers have not reflected a clear shift of trophy positions between Apple and RIM, it is worth noting that in February, comScore listed their marketshare numbers as 32.6% for RIM and 31.2% for Apple, amongst Canadian smartphone owners. Samsung, purveyor of a horde of Android phones and a smaller serving of Windows Phone handsets, came at a distant third with 11%.

It's not all bad news for RIM in the past few months, as the recent Playbook 2.0 OS update was released last month to fair reviews. However, RIM needs something earth shattering later this year in September to turn their fortunes around - and of course, by earth shattering, we would hope it doesn't involve shattering the lives of Blackberry users with another service outage for a few days.

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Huh, I'm extra surprised that they were that close through 2011. The Canadians might be smarter than we think, though in the end America wins.

Are you trying to be funny or are you just "acting American" ?

So uhhh "winner" can ask where your "fruit" brand pruducts are made ?

Its people like you and comments like this help perpetuate the hate of America across the world.. obnoxious, irritating, delusional conceded, douches.

And as a Canadian myself i was suprised by the news i figured Apple would have taken more of the market share compared to RIM a long long time ago..

I am Not PCyr said,
Are you trying to be funny or are you just "acting American" ?

So uhhh "winner" can ask where your "fruit" brand pruducts are made ?
As a Canadian, I am displeased by Canadians acting out with their insecurities.

Its people like you and comments like this help perpetuate the hate of America across the world.. obnoxious, irritating, delusional conceded, douches.

And as a Canadian myself i was suprised by the news i figured Apple would have taken more of the market share compared to RIM a long long time ago..


As a Canadian, I am displeased by Canadians acting out with their insecurities.

DClark said,

As a Canadian, I am displeased by Canadians acting out with their insecurities.

Ehhhhhhh, maple syrup anyone? beer?

as a fellow Canadian... I shall have pancakes this morning.

I am Not PCyr said,
Are you trying to be funny or are you just "acting American" ?

So uhhh "winner" can ask where your "fruit" brand pruducts are made ?

Its people like you and comments like this help perpetuate the hate of America across the world.. obnoxious, irritating, delusional conceded, douches.

And as a Canadian myself i was suprised by the news i figured Apple would have taken more of the market share compared to RIM a long long time ago..

does it really matter where they are "made"? They are designed in California... profits go to California.... the fact they are produced in China is just eh... they could move that anywhere in the world if they wanted to

This is sad news. It's literally the end of an era for Canadians. Regardless of whether you think RIM has decent products or not, this is the end of an amazing Canadian company's reign as top dog. A position they held for a very long time.

All this aside, I really hope the last few years hasn't completely destroyed the company. As a Canadian I really do wish them the best of luck.

nekkidtruth said,
This is sad news. It's literally the end of an era for Canadians. Regardless of whether you think RIM has decent products or not, this is the end of an amazing Canadian company's reign as top dog. A position they held for a very long time.

All this aside, I really hope the last few years hasn't completely destroyed the company. As a Canadian I really do wish them the best of luck.

Actually, as a Canadian I'm more ashamed than anything. It's shameful how they sat on their top stop and did nothing while the competition got better and better, and finally took their top spot and they have nothing to try to get it back

This is damning news for us Canadians in a way; BBM is for stalkers and that's the main reason anyone here gets a Blackberry. Oh well, at least I can say I don't have one and never have!

Slayer said,
This is damning news for us Canadians in a way; BBM is for stalkers and that's the main reason anyone here gets a Blackberry. Oh well, at least I can say I don't have one and never have!

personally never got it, my brother did because you could see that someone read your message and was possibly ignoring you. I honestly always ignore people, not to be rude but I don't have time to txt all day long, have better things to do....

Slayer said,
This is damning news for us Canadians in a way; BBM is for stalkers and that's the main reason anyone here gets a Blackberry. Oh well, at least I can say I don't have one and never have!

KiK seems to be catching on as a popular bbm style app. It exists on every smartphone platform, and does roughly the same thing.

I will stick with my BlackBerry, the iPhone and Android phones are data pigs. And in Canada we dont have the glory of unlimited plans. Does any one wonder why before the launch of the new iPhone the unlimited plans became a thing of the past in the US? With the iCloud enabled your data goes to the cloud so if you send your photos to the cloud then watch out for over limit usages charges, my friends bill triple the first month. So heads up if your using the cloud

If only we had something similar to RIM's data proxy server which compresses all web traffic on iOS and Android. For now, something like Opera Mini is close enough.

I love my Blackberry 9700, lasts about 3 days on one charge for me and all i do is text and call because my phone is a PHONE not a gaming machine. Androids and iPhones have great potential to become distracting to the user in many environments. Hate that.

xXgreatestever said,
I love my Blackberry 9700, lasts about 3 days on one charge for me and all i do is text and call because my phone is a PHONE not a gaming machine. Androids and iPhones have great potential to become distracting to the user in many environments. Hate that.

Hah! My Nokia used to last 2 weeks and more. 3 days is a joke.

I absolutely hate the days when Work makes me carry a blackberry along side my Windows Phone.

I figured they'd be able to stay on top longer in Canada, purely due to the ties with the carriers.
My carrier pushes blackberry first.
The only way to get a non-BB phone from them is to go in and specifically ask for something else.

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