BlackBerrys’ in Indonesian market, Probably Threat for Apple/Android
Although it is losing sales in the developed world to Apple’s iPhone and Google Android smartphones. BlackBerry-maker Research in Motion has been able to console itself with its market leading position in Indonesia.
But that could be coming under threat, according to new figures from market research group IDC, which show that Android has overtaken BlackBerry as the most popular operating system in this country of 240m people.
To be clear, BlackBerry is still the number one smartphone brand in Indonesia, where young people are as fond of the free BlackBerry Messenger service. Both Apple and Android phones now benefit from free or low-cost messaging services like WhatsApp and iMessage to rival BlackBerry Messenger, so RIM has lost one of its key differentiating factors.