Blackberry's are incredibly popular with my age group, they're probably the best selling phones for teenagers in Britain.
In 2010/11 Yes. Now? I honestly wouldn't say so. Like Quasi Juice said more people are seemingly switching over to Samsung now. The only reason BB's got so big over here to begin with was for 2 big reasons
1: Blackberry Messenger
2. Andriod wasn't really big as so Apple was the only real competitor. Basically A choice £500 phone or a £130 phone. When your a student the choice is pretty easy.
But yeah since Andrioid came out and started competing with Blackberry price wise more people jumped on if.
But yeah as for the topic itself, it's a great feature but It's not gonna stop the Apple, Android dominance.
HTC have had this third party for the One X for months.
almost every phone has a third party piece of hardware for this. The psychology behind buying "third party" hardware is that people dont trust it. But tell the consumer that RIM is making something like this for their product, and you dont have to go through a third party market, and people will eat it up.