Vodacom in South Africa revealed this week that they have almost double as many BlackBerry phones on their network as Android, iPhone, and Windows Mobile devices combined. They told MyBroadband.co.za that there are currently 3.1 million BlackBerry phones, 1 million Android smartphones, 600,000 iPhones and 150,000 Windows mobile devices on its network. This is an example of one of those emerging markets that BlackBerry needs to capitalize with the BlackBerry 10 devices and especially so with the BlackBerry Q5.
The problem is that BlackBerry growth is slowing at 100,000 additions a month compared to Android (200,000) and iPhone (200,000) monthly growth. BlackBerry needs to infuse a low cost Q5 into that market to reinvigorate it while it still has a dominating lead.
Thanks kiavash for the tip!