BlackBerry yesterday launched a new budget handset in
The touchscreen Z3, which is slated for release in six other fast-growing markets after
The handset is also the first to be produced from the Canadian firm's partnership with Taiwanese tech giant
BlackBerry hopes the Indonesian model — whose full name is the Z3 "Jakarta Edition" — will be a hit in
The phone will be available in shops from tomorrow and will cost
But even in
"The launch of this device is really BlackBerry's final stand in the Indonesian market," IDC's
IDC said BlackBerry's market share had collapsed from about 40 percent in 2011 to around five percent in the fourth quarter of 2013, due in particular to fierce competition from Samsung.
It is the same story in other markets worldwide as BlackBerry fights a losing battle to keep up with fierce competition from Apple's iPhone and devices using the Google Android operating system.
The once-dominant smartphone maker has suffered heavy losses and slashed thousands of jobs in recent years.
The company even put itself up for sale last year but abandoned hopes of finding a buyer several months later, and ousted chief executive
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