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Bye, Bye, BlackBerry: The Company's Ridiculously Quick Demise in 3 Charts

Derek Thompson

BlackBerry is all but gone. Fairfax Financial Holdings has offered to buy the company for a paltry $4.7 billion. That's 6 percent of BlackBerry’s peak share price, which it hit in 2008, as this Quartz chart beautifully shows.

In 2008 and 2009, BlackBerry controlled nearly 50 percent of the smartphone market, about the same as Android today. Today, it owns hardly more than 2 percent. Via WSJ:

Benedict Evans' look at mobile mobile messaging apps shows an even more astonishing figure: In the last two years, BlackBerry has been eclipsed by not only Instagram, but also Whatsapp.

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