15 million of 72 million BlackBerry subscribers are in Indonesia according to local media

There is no doubt that BlackBerry has put a strong effort behind growing their business in the emerging markets.  One such market is Indonesia, where according to a local media report, 15 million BlackBerry subscribers reside.  This is a huge percentage of the total BlackBerry user base, and can mainly be attributed to BlackBerry 7 […]

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NFC feature in BlackBerry Q5 to be market dependant

The BlackBerry Q5 is going to marketed as a mid-range device, and it seems that BlackBerry has decided to cut costs depending on specific markets.  As you can see in the image, the NFC feature will be market dependant on the Q5.  This makes total sense as BlackBerry will be pushing the Q5 in emerging […]

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BlackBerry still on top with Vodacom in South Africa – but losing ground to Android and iOS

BlackBerry has touted their presence in emerging markets over the last few years.  While market share in North America and Europe has gone the way of Android and iOS, BlackBerry has continued to prosper in markets like Africa.  Recently Vodacom in South Africa released their numbers by mobile operating system, and there is no doubt […]

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Will BlackBerry 10 signal the end of unlimited BBM plans?

Prior to BlackBerry 10 we saw a lot of carriers offer their customers unlimited BBM plans.  These were especially popular in emerging markets like South Africa, where BlackBerry dominates approximately 50% of the market.  With the addition of features like BBM Video calls and BBM Voice, BlackBerry users will be putting much more demand on their carriers […]

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