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.