Regarding emerging markets it is a fact that BB devices have done well in bandwidth-constrained emerging markets where an extremely large number of handsets may be served with relatively little bandwidth (the BB platform excels at bandwidth conservation and interoperability with the various standards including legacy ones). As "consumer" devices.
Despite what CNBC thinks, these customers are not going away, and there are huge barriers, both internal and with the product itself, to switching to another platform. Much of the "BlackBerry sucks" commentary is rather juvenile and lacks insight into the bigger picture of why BB is used by business. Almost like a teenage girl not understanding why her folks advise against hanging out with older men.
Emerging market consumers demand BIS service from BB7 because of the unlimited nature and inclusive service.
All these big shorts analysts are not interested in the real life. They just like to spin fears!