BlackBerry Gaining Popularity Among UK University Students

I think many people tend to stereotype BlackBerry users as Type A personality business people constantly on the move outside of their office. But comments I heard from my niece and some of my daughter’s friends clued me in to the notion that pre-teens and teens are very interested in the BlackBerry too. The Financial Times notes that the BlackBerry is also gaining a bit of popularity in the UK’s college campus population too…

Students power BlackBerry growth

Nokia and Sony Ericsson don’t have any immediate concerns of the BlackBerry’s 2% market share threatening their 30% and 27% shares in the UH university environment. However, given the BlackBerry’s continued strength worldwide and the iPhone’s continued growth in marketshare and mindshare, Nokia and Sony Ericsson have a lot to worry about across age groups.