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BlackBerry Market Share to Fall to 0.3% in 2018, IDC Says

BlackBerry Ltd.’s share of the smartphone market is quickly vanishing.

BlackBerry’s global shipments are projected to fall almost 50 percent this year to about 9.7 million smartphones, according to a new forecast today from research firm IDC. BlackBerry’s worldwide market share will slide to 0.8 percent in 2014 and may slip to 0.3 percent by 2018, IDC said. The company’s operating system accounted for 1.9 percent of the market in 2013.