BlackBerry's Last Holdout

Despite the drubbing Research In Motion (NASDAQ: BBRY  ) has gotten recently as smartphones have robbed the company of nearly every last shred of market share, leaving the once-glorious BlackBerry phone a relic in the minds of most consumers, there is one demographic where the phone still holds a strong share: European teenagers. Its 64% market share of Spanish consumers aged 11-17 contribute strongly to its 22% market share as a whole in Spain (which is higher than even Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL  ) can claim in that country), and its 46% in the U.K. and 14% in France for the same demographic are still both dramatically higher than for any demographic in the U.S. Here, Motley Fool research analyst Lyons George tells us how bargain-bin investors can potentially still stand to make gains off these numbers.

There is absolutely no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever, and a major contributor to Research In Motion's painful decline. Longtime Apple shareholders have been handsomely rewarded with over 1,000% gains. However, there is a debate raging as to whether Apple remains a buy. The Motley Fool's senior technology analyst and managing bureau chief, Eric Bleeker, is prepared to fill you in on both reasons to buy and reasons to sell Apple, and what opportunities are left for the company (and more importantly, your portfolio) going forward. To get instant access to his latest thinking on Apple, simply click here now.


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  • Report this Comment On December 02, 2012, at 11:45 AM, jelp2 wrote:

    I have an upgrade waiting in the wings for a new BB 10 device coming next year. It will be the newest OS on the market as well as being the most innovated device on the market.

    I seriously think Motley Fool needs to get rid of the Apple paragraph they place in every article. Apple is old and antiquated and is really not the center of technology's largest revolution. RIM was originally ten years ago, Apple was five years ago, their time is over in a shorter period that RIM's originallly was.

  • Report this Comment On December 02, 2012, at 9:58 PM, cbglobal wrote:

    Apple is the center of Tech's largest revolution ever? Don't make me laugh.

    The IPhone pales in comparison to the invention of the telephone, the phonograph, the camera, television, the PC, the internet, even the invention of the printing press. Even the invention of the the cellular phone itself is more important. Without most of the inventions above, there would be no iPhone.

  • Report this Comment On December 03, 2012, at 7:30 AM, SuperflyFR wrote:

    "There is absolutely no doubt that Apple is at the center of technology's largest revolution ever, and a major contributor to Research In Motion's painful decline."

    Should be IMHO

    "There is absolutely no doubt that Apple HAS BEEN at the center of technology's largest revolution ever, and a major contributor to Research In Motion's painful decline.

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