Even though Android runs 70 percent of the smartphones being released globally, according to Gartner and IDC, Schmidt said during the recorded event that he actually uses a BlackBerry device, although he didn't specify which one. When he said he uses BlackBerry he added, "although BlackBerry is certainly in trouble."
BlackBerry has been a long-time supplier of smartphones to business executives, many of whom favor the qwerty keyboard over a virtual keyboard. Even so, BlackBerry has fallen to about 5 percent of the global market in smartphones, according to both IDG and Gartner.
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