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Shoppers at a mall in Jakarta walk past a BlackBerry service centre.
Shoppers at a mall in Jakarta walk past a BlackBerry service centre.
(BEAWIHARTA/REUTERS)

Who’s still Googling ‘BlackBerry’? Emerging markets

Finding smoking guns in BlackBerry Inc.’s demise has become something of a cottage industry, but the question of whether emerging markets could have been a stronger lifeline for the ailing firm is bolstered by a look at Google Trends. Even with all the frenzy over its imminent sale, users searching the term “BlackBerry” over the past 90 days have been coming predominantly from cities such as Jakarta, Santo Domingo, Lagos and Surabaya, Indonesia – Toronto ranks a distant seventh on the list.