Delays in rolling out Q10 in the world’s biggest smartphone market, the U.S., have hurt BlackBerry and will continue to do so for the foreseeable future. As manufacturers continue to introduce upgraded phones, such as the Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) Lumia and Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone, BlackBerry fans stateside are still awaiting the keyboarded Q10. Like Apple and its lack of new devices, in the fast-moving world of smartphones, each passing week without its new phone in the U.S. puts more pressure on BlackBerry.
When it’s said and done
Challenges remain. Even the most diehard of Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) bulls acknowledge that. But make no mistake: Growing market share at home — without the benefit of its keyboard-featured Q10 mind you — is impressive. Add the new mid-market Q5, and the BlackBerry Messenger for Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)’s iOS and Android, and BlackBerry suddenly becomes a very intriguing growth investment alternative.
The article Can Canada Jump-Start BlackBerry? originally appeared on Fool.com and is written by Tim Brugger.
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