It is no secret that ailing Canadian manufacturer BlackBerry is fighting hard for its survival. It introduced the new BlackBerry 10 platform and two new devices back in January. They devices have performed relatively well, despite rumors that the flagship Z10 was seeing high return rates in the U.S. It may take quite some time for BlackBerry to regain its lost market share, and the third place it recently lost out to Windows Phone, however the company is seeing genuine signs of progress in its homeland.

Research firm Raymond James has released new figures of the Canadian mobile market, which is undoubtedly ruled by Apple and Samsung with 40.1% and 31% market share respectively. BlackBerry had previously been at a low 6% but since the introduction of Z10 and Q10, that number has more than doubled, now standing at 13.5% and expected to go even higher. The company has already said that sales of its new devices are exceeding internal expectations. With the new mid-range Q5 smartphone set to release next month, and alleged new devices just around the corner, there seems to be a fighting chance for the once mighty BlackBerry.

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