Robert Bose, regional managing director middle east and Africa, left, and Waldi Wepener, regional director, East, central and west Africa, attend a press conference for Blackberry in La

 

              Robert Bose, regional managing director middle east and Africa, left, and Waldi Wepener, regional director, East, central and west Africa, attend a press conference for Blackberry in La
Robert Bose, regional managing director middle east and Africa, left, and Waldi Wepener, regional director, East, central and west Africa, attend a press conference for Blackberry in Lagos, Nigeria, Tuesday, Sept. 25, 2012. The company that makes BlackBerry smartphones is looking to Africa to help its troubled sales.Officials with Toronto-based Research In Motion Ltd. told journalists in Lagos on Tuesday that its handsets are the No. 1 choice among those using smartphones in Nigeria and South Africa. Officials say that in Nigeria alone, its phones represent one out of every two phones in the market, an incredible grip on the market of Africa's most populous nation and BlackBerry phones remain such a pop culture fascination in Nigeria that it spawned a popular local film "BlackBerry Babes." .(AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)