Pfizer Urges Employees to Leave BlackBerry for Apple or Android

BlackBerry once dominated the smartphone market, but has seen its operating system market share shrink to 1.8 percent according to the latest data from market research firm Gartner. Gartner’s data shows that Google’s Android led the worldwide smartphone market with an 81.9 percent share in the third quarter, and Apple’s iOS was the second-ranked mobile operating system, with a 12.1 percent share.

Although Pfizer doesn’t appear to have any immediate plans to ditch BlackBerry, the pharmaceutical company’s memo will do little to reassure BlackBerry’s investors and millions of users. BlackBerry CEO John S. Chen, who was appointed earlier this month, recently penned a message to ease the worries of the “BlackBerry Community” on the company’s official blog.

“We remain committed to delivering high quality products and services to the millions of people who rely on us globally,” wrote Chen. “We also want our customers to know that BlackBerry has significant financial strength for the long-haul.”

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