1. Homo Erectus's Avatar
    Positive news from IDC analyst Tony Olvet as he predicts that with the release of BlackBerry 10, RIM would solidify its lead over Windows Phone 8 in the Canadian mobile OS market.

    Research from IDC shows that RIM is currently neck and neck with Windows Phone when it comes to numbers of smart phones shipped.

    RIM, however, will have to be very, very sharp in its campaign to woo what we would call undecided buyers and go beyond their current and limited install base, Olvet said during a webcast announcing the predictions.

    IDC also made their top 10 predictions for 2013:
    1.Mobile technology will penetrate every aspect of business in Canada.
    2.Cloud technology will become the data storage solution of choice for Canadian businesses.
    3.Data portfolio management will become the primary occupation of IT departments.
    4.Big data the volume, velocity and variety of information will grow, driving business to keep pace.
    5.Security breakdowns will make headlines before beefed-up measures are implemented.
    6.Online video will overtake cable TV as the delivery option of choice.
    7.3D printing will become available for commercial and household use.
    8.Governments will capitalize on mobile and online technology to better pool resources and deliver services and information.
    9.IT outsourcing will grow by more than 50% especially for short-term, specialized contracts.
    10.There will be an IT buyer power shift. Companies will demand more from IT providers an no longer accept cookie-cutter solutions.

    Do you believe the IDC analyst is on point? Will BlackBerry 10 beat out Windows Phone 8 in the Canadian market? Could we see this extend to the rest of North America and beyond?

    BlackBerry 10 Will Beat Windows Phone 8 in Canadian Market, says IDC Analyst - N4BB
    12-07-12 05:05 PM
  2. Knightcrawler's Avatar
    If Rim, with a dated product line and no new devices on the market, is still "neck and neck" with windows phone sales then ya, they'll definitely annihilate MS in the canadian market.

    If MS can't keep up with a dying brand, they dont have a shot.
    12-07-12 05:12 PM
  3. alan510's Avatar
    I think that BlackBerry still has a large installed base in Canada. We all know that BB7 sales are not strong as compared to Apple and Android. But the installed base remains. As a result, I am not sure you can only talk about beating out Windows 8. BB10, if the company gets it right, should give the others a run for their money. Now that's if they can withstand the staggering amount of advertising we are currently seeing in the lead up to Christmas.
    12-07-12 05:29 PM
  4. mcmolineux's Avatar
    If MS can't keep up with a dying brand, they dont have a shot.
    The brand isn't dying... the current product line is.
    digitalman101 and backfire101 like this.
    12-07-12 05:36 PM
  5. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    Worth remembering that RIM still has huge Canadian customers between all levels of government, the banks (two of the big ones own a fair chunk of RIM), and Bell Canada and its various affiliated properties. None of these corporate customers is going to WP anytime soon.
    Knightcrawler likes this.
    12-07-12 06:07 PM
  6. W Hoa's Avatar
    Last quarter RIM sold 10.1 million phones. (RIM shipped 7.4) Of those 10.1 million phones 606,000, or 6%, were sold in Canada.
    12-07-12 06:56 PM
  7. Bobert_123's Avatar
    It would be pretty sad if bb10 couldn't even compete with wp8 in its own home market, I'm hoping bb10 will at least beat the other os's in Canada...
    bk1022 likes this.
    12-08-12 02:37 PM
  8. bk1022's Avatar
    It would be pretty sad if bb10 couldn't even compete with wp8 in its own home market, I'm hoping bb10 will at least beat the other os's in Canada...
    Agreed. RIM has 2-3M users in Canada. I believe Canada is the most profitable base of users for RIM. And if RIM fails to retain a dominant position in Canada by end of 2013 then I just can't see a future for RIM in it's current form.
    12-09-12 01:23 PM

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