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BlackBerry market share in the U.S. drops to just 0.5 percent

BlackBerry's struggles continue, as the future still looks bleak for the once dominant smartphone maker.

Published Mon, Feb 3 2014 1:07 PM CST   |   Updated Sat, Aug 8 2020 10:29 AM CDT

Struggling smartphone maker BlackBerry ended 2013 with a whimper, as the company captured just 0.5 percent of U.S. Q4 smartphone sales, Consumer Intelligence Research Partners indicated. Prior to the success of the Apple iPhone and Samsung Galaxy line of smartphones, BlackBerry had the most identifiable - and well supported - line of handset manufacturers, though struggled to convert regular users.

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The U.S. government recently ordered 80,000 BlackBerry smartphones, seemingly giving the Canadian company a temporary lifeline. However, the company will continue to work on its enterprise-grade software and won't focus as much on developing new smartphones, as the company has struggled to keep up with Apple, Samsung, and other smartphone makers.

During Q4, BlackBerry sold 1.9 million smartphones throughout the world, obviously trailing Apple with its 51 million units sold.

An experienced tech journalist and marketing specialist, Michael joins TweakTown looking to cover everything from consumer electronics to enterprise cloud technology. A former Staff Writer at DailyTech, Michael is now the West Coast News Editor and will contribute news stories on a daily basis. In addition to contributing here, Michael also runs his own tech blog, AlamedaTech.com, while he looks to remain busy in the tech world.

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