BlackBerry Struggles Continue


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BlackBerry Z10The latest data from Kantar Worldpanel does not tell us a lot that we didn’t already know. The most popular smartphone platform in the United States for the three months through February 2013 is Android, from Google Inc. (NASDAQ: GOOG) with a 51.2% market share. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ: AAPL) and iOS are second with 43.5%, and Windows Phone from Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ: MSFT) is third at 4.1%.

The other non-surprise is the drop in share for BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) from 3.6% in February 2012 to 0.7% in February 2013. The worse news for BlackBerry is that there was no uptick in share in February in the United Kingdom, where the company’s new BlackBerry 10 operating system and Z10 smartphone went on sale. A Kantar executive noted:

Consumers just don’t have the same levels of pent up demand for the handset as they…

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