BlackBerry smartphone sales continue to slide

by Volker Weber

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BlackBerry just announced their first quarterly results for fiscal year 2016. As they transition ever so slowly into a software business, the smartphones business continues its decline. In the last quarter they recognized revenue from 1.1 million devices sold. That is the least ever reported.

Although I don't have a quotable source, I have heard that 10 million devices within one fiscal year is the bare minimum for a sustainable platform. This goal seems to be elusive. 10 million a quarter, not per year, is what Motorola or Microsoft sell. Apple is in the 75 million range, Samsung even higher.

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2016?

Anton Seissl, 2015-06-23

The fiscal year 2016 ends in 2016.

Volker Weber, 2015-06-23

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