While at the BlackBerry 7 media event in London, we had the opportunity to meet with Vivek Bhardwaj, head of RIM software EMEA product management, for a full walk-through of the BlackBerry Torch 9860, Bold 9900, and Torch2 9810. After the video walk-through, check below for some interesting statistics given at the BlackBerry 7 presentation.

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Some stats from the BB7 event:

  • UK – according to GFK retail and Technology, BlackBerry is the number one smartphone vendor and number one prepay smartphone vendor in UK in June 2011. Over the month, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 was the best selling phone in Great Britain.
  • Netherlands – according to GFK retail and Technology, BlackBerry is the number one prepay smartphone vendor and the BlackBerry curve 8520 was the number one prepay phone in the netherlands in June 2011.
  • Spain – according to GFK retail and Technology, BlackBerry Curve 8520 was the best selling smartphone in june.
  • South Africa – according to GFK retail and Technology, BlackBerry is the number one smartphone vendor and number one contract mobile phone and smartphone vendor in south africa in june 2011. Over the month, the BlackBerry Curve 8520, the BlackBerry Bold 9780, the BlackBerry Curve 9300 and the BlackBerry Torch were the four best selling smartphones in south africa.
  • Indonesia – according to GFK retail and Technology, BlackBerry is the number one smartphone vendor in Indonesia in June 2011. Over the month the BlackBerry Curve 8520 was the best selling mobile phone and smartphones in Indonesia.
  • Saudi Arabia – according to GFK retail and Technology, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 was the best selling smartphone in Saudi Arabia in June 2011.
  • UAE – according to GFK retail and Technology, the BlackBerry Bold 9780 was the best selling smartphone in UAE in June 2011.
  • Phillipines – according to GFK retail and Technology, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 was the best selling smartphone in Phillippines in June 2011.
  • Thailand – according to GFK retail and Technology, the BlackBerry Curve 8520 was the best selling smartphone in Thailand in June 2011.

According to IDC Q1 CY11 (first quarter, calendar year 2011), BlackBerry is the #1 smartphone vendor in Latin America with 48.5% marketshare.

  • Argentina – #1 smartphone vendor, IDC June 2011, 52% M/S
  • Colombia – #1 smartphone vendor, IDC June 2011, 72% M/S
  • Chile – #1 smartphone vendor, IDC June 2011, 37% M/S
  • Ecuador – #1 smartphone vendor, IDC June 2011, 58% M/S
  • Venezuela – #1 smartphone vendor, IDC June 2011, 79% M/S
  • Mexico – #1 smartphone vendor, IDC June 2011, 53% M/S

Comscore (released early June), in March 2011, 6.6 million people in Canada owned smartphones, representing one thrid of the total mobile audience. BlackBerry is leading mobile smartphone with 42.0 percent share of Canadian smartphone subscribers.

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