BlackBerrys made up only 3% of smartphones used in Canada at end of 2017

Somewhat reluctantly, Athar Afzal finally gave up on BlackBerry earlier this year.

He was a longtime fan of the iconic Canadian phone brand but his company forced employees who weren't already using iPhones to transition over.

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