Indonesia, move over. A different country might have to be crowned as the “BlackBerry Nation.” For the fourth year in a row, BlackBerrys are garnering top spots as the most used smartphones in South Africa.
According to data compiled by Vodacom (Vodafone’s name in parts of Africa), of the top 10 most used smartphones in South Africa, BlackBerry takes the top 3 spots. The BlackBerry Curve 8520 takes the number one position, followed by the BlackBerry Curve 9320, and the BlackBerry Curve 9300.
There may be a lot of hype around other high-end devices like the iPhone and Samsung Galaxy range, but the more affordable BlackBerry Curve 8520 is the smartphone of choice for many South Africans.
BlackBerry might be struggling elsewhere in the world, but the BlackBerry Curve 8520 has been the most used smartphone in South Africa since 2011. Checkout the infographic below: