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BlackBerry loses top spot to Apple

Research In Motion Ltd (RIM) has been ousted from the top spot for smartphone shipments in its home market for the first time, trailing Apple Inc’s iPhone.

RIM, based in Waterloo, Ontario, shipped 2.08 million BlackBerrys last year in Canada, compared with 2.85 million units for Apple, data compiled by IDC and Bloomberg show. In 2010, the BlackBerry topped the iPhone by half a million, and in 2008, the year after the iPhone’s debut, RIM outsold Apple by almost five to one.