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BlackBerry is the new Beta – how the (initially) better product can lose out in the end
Apple and Android smartphones with touchscreens, Angry Birds and Wordles, won out over BlackBerry a long time ago. But the beloved scion of Canada's own Research in Motion died a more final death in January, when the servers powering the older models were powered down. It's not the first time a seemingly dominant, and sometimes better product has lost out in the marketplace. Paul Haavardsrud asks - how and why do products win when they go head to head?