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    Discuss: BlackBerry Crushes The Competition In South Africa



    If you have found yourself part of the growing trend of RIM naysayers, your're not alone. Many have jumped ship and moved to other mobile platforms. However the medias mass doom and gloom reports have been less than stellar, and many times simply ill-informed. Yes, there have been problems, but the BlackBerry maker is doing quite well in certain areas considering the circumstances.

    New subscriber information released by mobile carrier giant Vodacom, points to a large healthy BlackBerry user base in South Africa. Vodacom currently has over 2.4 million BlackBerry users, 500,000 Android users, and surprisingly only 250,000 iPhone users. It is clear that South African users are sticking with BlackBerry.

    Contrary to analyst predictions, Vodacom has seen an increase in their BlackBerry user base; up 100,000 since May. Since April of 2011 Vodacom has seen a significant increase in their BlackBerry user base, while RIM's competitors showed little increase. RIM has always had a solid track record delivering its devices to South Africa, but still needs to work on its relationship with U.S consumers.

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    Great news about all the new global subscribers that RIM is obtaining. After reading this, I definitely believe that BlackBerry 7 still has growth left globally. They are great handsets at price point that is clearly attractive globally.
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    Well I live in South Africa,and believe me when I say that this is Blackberry country!You can come and look around here,EVERY family or household has at least 1 Blackberry handset here.Now the stats you guys are giving here comes from vodacom,which is a really crap network,but if you can get the stats from the better networks like 8ta and Mtn,you will be even more surprised because most people purchase their Blackberries from the better networks.EVERYONE at the company where I work has Blackberries,no exception and that's around 90 people plus the best part is that we don't even use these phones for work,it's just for personal use.The moment someone buys a Blackberry here,all his/her friends will purchase Blackberries too,so it's an extremely popular phone here in South Africa.Most people here start off with the 8520 or 9300 then upgrade to the better OS 7 devices.You will have to see it to believe it.BB 10 is really going to make a HUGE killing here,mark my words!
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