Sales of the Nokia Lumia surpass the entire Blackberry fleet

By David Tom
Jul 18, 2013
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  1. Canadian handset manufacturer Blackberry has been struggling to survive for over a year, and has somehow managed to crank out new designs. Long ago surpassed by the likes of Apple and Android, the company found some solace in the third-place...

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  2. Man, things are REALLY looking bad for Blackberry now...
  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Guru Posts: 735   +259

    "The company has clearly upgraded their phone line and have made vast improvements to the outdated OS"
    Not outdated, new (QNX). Get your facts straight.
  4. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 1,804   +483

    So they finally sold more than a handful of lumia phones. big deal.
  5. psycros

    psycros TS Evangelist Posts: 1,295   +663

    This is a pathetic excuse hit piece. First off, the headline is says "Lumia" as if there's only ONE model. Second: "From the beginning of April to the end of June, Nokia shipped out 7.4 million Lumias, whereas BlackBerry only sold 6.8 million devices." Gee, apples to oranges, anyone? And then there's the utter FUD of corporate sales still being Blackberry's main strength. That era is over - the majority of BB users are in the developing world where nearly everyone is a street corner hustler - there's no clear dividing line between the individual and business. Rubbish article and beneath the standards of Techspot.
  6. David Tom

    David Tom TS Addict Topic Starter Posts: 149

    I do apologize if any of my statements came off as misleading, especially the fact that the Lumia is an entire series rather than a single phone.I now see how a reader could be easily confused. I am actually a BlackBerry owner myself and really do enjoy their products, That being said, I am realistic and understand that BlackBerry has quickly fallen into obscurity due to their inability to provide more than the bigger players; and that's on both a hardware and software level.

    I do agree that OS 10 (based on QNX) is a vast improvement over OS 7, but simply put, it doesn't have a big enough app ecosystem to support it. The bread and butter of BlackBerry was its ties to the business world. It was the best when it came to voice quality and network security. Unfortunately for BlackBerry, at no fault of their own, consumers now look towards smartphones as an all-inclusive entertainment package. In essence, BlackBerry's strengths are no longer as alluring to the everyday shopper.

    I really do hope that they can turn their fortunes around, but they need to make a move soon.
  7. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 9,151   +598

    I remember when BB was the ONLY allowed phone for commercial companies. Reason? It provides secured (encrypted) audio. Can anyone find that offered by the current flock of cell phones?
  8. drjekel_mrhyde

    drjekel_mrhyde TS Rookie Posts: 101   +7

    3rd ecosystem is here. The funny thing is why is people comparing BB to Nokia, when it should be BB vs WP
  9. "..Nokia shipped out 7.4 million Lumias, whereas BlackBerry only sold 6.8 million devices.

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