Walkley believes BlackBerry has only closed the gap with more mature smartphone OS platforms and offered limited differentiating services or features to win back customers.
Research In Motion Ltd.’s sales of the BlackBerry smartphone trounced estimates last quarter as it gained ground in emerging markets, signaling that the company may still have a future in the age of the iPhone.
Canaccord Genuity Technology Analyst Michael Walkley’s May telecommunications channel checks indicated slightly better sales trends than April levels.
Research In Motion Ltd., the struggling maker of the BlackBerry smartphone, fell 11 percent after forecasting an operating loss for the first quarter and hiring banks to advise on strategic options.
Research In Motion reported a Q4 loss of $125 million, or $0.24 per share as it booked large writedowns on its BlackBerry 7 phones and goodwill.
Citing four sources close to the matter, Reuters reported late Monday that Hewlett-Packard is looking to sell its webOS mobile software platform