1. cgk's Avatar
    Despite showing clear promise and being a tremendous upgrade compared to earlier BlackBerry software, BlackBerry 10 didn’t receive the warmest welcome when it was unveiled earlier this week. At least one leading market research firm thinks BlackBerry (RIMM) has done enough to gain some good traction in 2013, however. ABI Research released new estimates this week projecting that the BlackBerry 10 installed base will reach 20 million by the end of 2013. The firm also says Microsoft’s (MSFT) Windows Phone platform, which struggled to garner interest in its early days, will see its installed base climb to 45 million by the end of the year.

    “2013 should be seen as relative success for both Microsoft and BlackBerry,” ABI analyst Aapo Markkanen said. ”For the end of the year, we expect there to be 45 million Windows Phone handsets in use, with BlackBerry 10 holding an installed base of close to 20 million. Microsoft will also have 5.5 million Windows-powered tablets to show for it.”
    BlackBerry 10 installed base, 2013: 10M; Windows Phone: 45M | BGR
    02-01-13 04:51 PM
  2. drummer_god's Avatar
    Article says 20 million.
    Your headline reads 10 million.
    02-01-13 04:57 PM
  3. cgk's Avatar
    Opps - can an mod fix it? I rewrote it to remove the caps and had ten on the brain...
    drummer_god likes this.
    02-01-13 05:00 PM
  4. svelt's Avatar
    BGR with a pseudo-positive post on BlackBerry? Wtf.
    02-01-13 05:00 PM
  5. 416to604's Avatar
    this totally depends on when it rolls out in markets like africa and asia but i can see it being far higher
    02-01-13 05:04 PM
  6. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    this totally depends on when it rolls out in markets like africa and asia but i can see it being far higher
    Yeah, I wouldn't mind seeing it higher myself.

    One area where this is a VERY positive development: the app portfolio. There's the whole chicken-and-egg thing when it comes to the app library. People won't buy without an app catalog, developers won't develop without a market. The PlayBook took forever to hit even the 1 mil mark, so the only incentives developers really had were ones that BB offered them directly.

    The hope now is that there have been enough new apps generated to kickstart consumer interest, and of course in turn that will bring even more developers in.
    02-01-13 05:10 PM
  7. RubberChicken76's Avatar
    Regardless of the number in the title, I wish the journalist that wrote it would be accurate:

    "analyst guesses that RIM install base could reach _____ in 2013 (but could be wrong in either direction)!"
    Acumenight likes this.
    02-01-13 05:16 PM
  8. Zetti's Avatar
    20 Million...cute. I think they will do better than that.
    02-01-13 05:28 PM

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