Report: BlackBerry has about 30% market share in Canada, grabs second place ahead of Android

BlackBerry will be reporting their first quarter fiscal 2014 results on June 28th and the numbers might be better than one expects. A few analysts chimed in last week and estimated that BlackBerry could declare quarterly BlackBerry 10 sales of 5 million units. This potential increase was spurred on by the introduction of the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 in the United States and other countries. Canada had a jump start and saw the Z10 launch in February, then the Q10 in May.

Another indication of improved sales is coming from tracking service StatCounter. SeekingAlpha pulled a report dated June 16th that showed BlackBerry having a mobile OS market share in Canada close to 30%, beating out Google’s Android OS (21%). The only stat that we can compare this to was from May when research firm Raymond James claimed BlackBerry’s market share was a measly 13.5%.

Of course we’ll to wait a couple weeks until the real numbers come out. Perhaps Mike Lazaridis, founder of BlackBerry (RIM), was correct when he stated BlackBerry is “back in a big way with BB10.”

Source: SeekingAlpha
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