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Poor Li’l BlackBerry ‘Not Relevant’ to Politics, Anything

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By Distriction on July 10, 2012

the tech check

Tucked away in this Obvious Survey is Obvious post over at POLITICO, which shows President Barack Obama has a commanding 49-31 percent lead over Mitt Romney among iPhone/Android users, is one of the saddest statistics about Research in Motion we’ve ever come across:

In further grim news for Research in Motion, a publicist for the survey said, “BlackBerrys were in fact considered in the survey but given very few respondents reported being a BlackBerry user, their numbers were not statistically relevant. Of those considering themselves smartphone owners, only 9 percent reported being BlackBerry users.”

The RIM folks can’t enjoy being labeled “not statistically relevant.” Bet some execs are weeping into their drinks as they get rowdy on an airplane today.

Here’s a relevant (mindgrape-crushing) stat: “RIM’s U.S. share of the smartphone market belly-flopped from 44 percent in 2009 to 10 percent in 2011 according to market researcher NPD Group.”

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Actual Newspaper Headline: ‘6,000 RIM Jobs on the Line’
Another Actual Headline: ‘Seven inches is enough, RIM tells Jobs’

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