Carolina Milanesi, chief of research at Kantar WorldPanel, called the software results "encouraging" in the overall BlackBerry picture.
Patrick Moorhead, an analyst at Moor Insights and Strategy, had harsh advice even as he admitted the software revenue improvement was important. "BlackBerry needs to exit the hardware market and get on Android or Windows Phone immediately," Moorhead said. "Few developers want to write to their BlackBerry ecosystem and that's the kiss of death in the new world."
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