BlackBerry Phone Shipments up 15%



The Globe and Mail is reporting that BlackBerry shipments have increased by 15% over the previous quarter. According to IDC, a research firm, BlackBerry shipped 1.5 million units in Q2, an increase from 1.3 million in Q1. Since the global smartphone market continues to grow, this rise kept BlackBerry’s global market share steady at 0.5% but did not increase it.

Do you think this increase is a sign that CEO John Chen’s leadership is beginning to yield results? This is the first quarterly gain in sales since Q2 2013. I’m definitely interested to see how the rest of the year plays out, with the release of the Passport and Classic, aren’t you?