5 Reasons BlackBerry’s Comeback is Failing

BlackBerry is in deep trouble. Again. The company formerly known as RIM announced fairly dismal results for the first quarter, selling a mere 2.7 million BlackBerry 10 handsets. To put that in perspective, Apple moved 5 million iPhone 5 devices in a single weekend. And Nokia, which has struggled to compete against Android, shipped 5.6 million Lumia Windows Phone 8 handsets in the last quarter. As a result of this gloomy news, BlackBerry’s stock plunged a scary 27 percent.

Here are five reasons why BlackBerry’s comeback is failing.

Editor-in-chief Mark Spoonauer directs LAPTOP’s online and print editorial content and has been covering mobile and wireless technology for over a decade. Each week Mark’s SpoonFed column provides his insights and analysis of the biggest mobile trends and news. You can also follow him on Twitter and .

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Responsible for the editorial vision for Laptop Mag and Tom's Guide, Mark Spoonauer has been Editor in Chief of LAPTOP since 2003 and has covered technology for nearly 15 years. Mark speaks at key tech industry events and makes regular media appearances on CNBC, Fox and CNN. Mark was previously reviews editor at Mobile Computing, and his work has appeared in Wired, Popular Science and Inc.
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