BlackBerry was number one manufacturer for sales in 2011

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BlackBerry claims latest data from GfK shows is was the top selling manufacturer in the UK last year, averaging 27.7 per cent of all handset sales

BlackBerry was the top selling handset manufacturer in the UK last year according to the latest figures from data firm GfK, claiming the accolade for the second year running.

BlackBerry accounted for 26.3 per cent of sales in December 2011 and averaged 27.7 per cent through 2011.

By the end of last year, BlackBerry’s UK customer base grew to over eight-and-a-half million active subscribers. In October, BlackBerry claimed it remained the number one smartphone by choice in the UK, with over seven million subscribers, according to official figures for the previous month.

Additionally, the company’s global customer base grew 35 per cent year-on-year to 75 million subscribers in 2011.

BlackBerry 7, the manufacturer’s latest operating system, was launched in August and saw a number of new handsets go on sale running off the platform, including the Torch 9860 (pictured left), Torch 9810 (pictured centre),Bold 9900 (pictured right), Bold 9790, Curve 9380 and Curve 9360.

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