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Revisiting The Short-Lived Success Of BlackBerry06:27
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The Canadian company, which started in 1984 as Research in Motion, once controlled half of the global cellular phone market. (alexyangphotography/Flickr)
The Canadian company, which started in 1984 as Research in Motion, once controlled half of the global cellular phone market. (alexyangphotography/Flickr)
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While analysts today ponder Apple's slowdown in growth, it is easy to forget there once was another smartphone king: BlackBerry. The Canadian company, which started in 1984 as Research in Motion, once controlled half of the global cellular phone market. Today it makes up less than one percent. Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson revisits his 2015 conversation with Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff, who documented the BlackBerry's story in their book, "Losing the Signal," which was released in paperback this month.

Find the full version of our 2015 conversation with Jacquie McNish and Sean Silcoff and excerpt from "Losing The Signal" here.

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This segment aired on May 11, 2016.

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