iPhone Gains Fans in Canada

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.