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BlackBerry counts on Indonesia to revive fortunes

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  • Writer: Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata
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The latest offering from the Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry has hit store shelves in Indonesia as the ailing company is pushing to regain its market glory in Southeast Asia’s largest economy. 

“Indonesia is a huge market for us,” BlackBerry CEO John Chen said at the launch of the low-priced Z3 smartphone in Jakarta last week.

BlackBerry’s worldwide market share was an alarming 0.6% in the fourth quarter of last year, down from an already weak 3.2% a year earlier, according to mobile market figures released in February by International Data Corporation (IDC).

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