iPhone Gains Fans in Canada

    CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 12:  In this photo illustration, A Research In Motion BlackBerry device is shown on October 12, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. A three-day disruption of service that has previously affected users in Europe, the Middle East, Africa and India has now spread to customers in North America. Customers are experiencing patchy email service and receiving no access to browsing or messaging.  (Photo Illustration by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    Canadians are reportedly dropping their homegrown BlackBerries in favor of the iPhone, new numbers show. Research in Motion, which is based in Ontario and makes the BlackBerry, shipped just over 2 million smart phones in the country last year, lagging nearly one million units behind Apple’s shipments. “For RIM, in its home market, to lose that No. 1 position to iPhone is strategically important,” said Paul Taylor, a fund manager in Toronto. RIM held a steady lead over Apple in Canada through 2010, when it shipped 500,000 more units than the iPhone maker.

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