BlackBerry on Verizon: Getting Smoked By Android

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A little over a year ago, BlackBerry made up 90% of smartphone sales at Verizon. Now? They've dropped down to less than 20% with Android taking over the rest. It's crazy.


In the chart from ITG Investment Research, you can correlate the date of when each manufacturer boosted its share with a specific device: Motorola with the original Droid, HTC with the Eris and Incredible, Samsung with the Fascinate, etc. Contrast that with BlackBerry where any new release just continues this embarrassing downward trend.

And to think, what would happen to BlackBerry if/when Verizon gets the iPhone. BlackBerry is in trouble and their CEO should realize it. [AllThingsD]


Les Mikesell

So is this a failure to make app development easy early on, weakness in java vs. android as a software platform, or just hardware that isn't keeping up?