As we have explored before, BlackBerry are still immensely popular with the good people of South Africa where, as we reported as recently as the end of May, the BlackBerry Z3 was the best selling smartphone in the country.
Now it would seem the Classic is gaining traction too. Vodacom, a leading South African carrier, are reporting, ian a thinly veiled push on Android devices (they’re much more popular everywhere else! Why aren’t you buying them too!) that:
Although BlackBerry is still very popular in South Africa, the numbers are small internationally. That said, the BlackBerry Classic has done very well – shipping triple the amount this quarter compared to the last quarter of 2014 when it launched.
Oh and apparently…
At Vodacom Android is still on top. Android devices on the Vodacom network have almost doubled since September 2014 and now make up over 60% of the devices on the network. BlackBerry is in second place, iOS comes in third followed by Windows.
What’s that you say Mr Hater?
BlackBerry are out of the handset market because no one wants a BlackBerry?