With the smartphone market dominated by Apple and Samsung, Nokia must take its victories wherever it can find them.
So there was a silver lining to Nokia's second-quarter results this week -- including a 24 percent decline in sales to 5.7 billion Euros -- in that shipments of Nokia's Windows Phone-based Lumia smartphone surpassed BlackBerry's phone sales.
Nokia shipped about 7.4 million Lumia phones between the beginning of April and the end of June. That was more than the 6.8 million BlackBerry phones shipped during the same period. The two device manufacturers are essentially battling it out for third place behind Apple's iPhone and companies that sell Android-based phones.