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This Statistic is Why Blackberry’s Days Might be Numbered

If you’re a BlackBerry (NASDAQ: BBRY) executive, the newest market share data in the U.S. smartphone market has to make you wonder if the end is near. Data from Kantar Worldpanel shows that that BlackBerry’s share of the U.S. smartphone market is now 1.1 percent–down from 4 percent one year prior.

In contrast, Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) gained share. iOS devices went from 39.2 percent in the quarter ending June 2012 to 42.5 percent in the quarter ending June 2013. Android’s market share dropped from 52.6 percent to 51.5 percent. Also worth noting, Windows phones rose from 2.9 percent to 4 percent.

What’s clear is that the smartphone race only has two players and Blackberry isn’t one of them. This is bad news for a company struggling to find a way to keep its doors open. Like old tech companies like IBM (NYSE: IBM), Blackberry may have to focus more on its enterprise offerings–an area of its business that has found popularity in the business markets.

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Disclosure: At the time of this writing, the author had no position in the company mentioned.

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