The latest smartphone market share data from IDC raises a number of red flags for Canada's embattled BlackBerry Inc. This is not the first report that suggests global shipments of BlackBerry devices have fallen behind former also-ran Windows Phone, but suggests things may be getting worse. Meanwhile while devices running Google's Android solidified their stranglehold on phone shipments and Apple Inc. maintained its lucrative share.
In a strange moment of art imitating life, a wildly popular video game may have predicted this outcome. Below, we show what Grand Theft Auto V has to do with smartphones and BlackBerry.