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BlackBerry Z10
BlackBerry is doing well with its new smartphone so far

BlackBerry recently launched its new smartphone called the Z10 in the UK and so far, sales are doing very well. The company announced that the new Z10 smartphone is selling nearly three times better in the UK than any of its previous models in the first week they hit stores.

BlackBerry also says that sales in Canada, which started on February 5, were up more than 50% from any previous BlackBerry smartphone introduction.
 
BlackBerry hopes to drum up positive reviews and sales numbers ahead of the U.S. launch for the Z10 in March. BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins said that testing of the smartphone by wireless carrier AT&T is taking longer, resulting in the U.S. launch delay.

So far, Bloomberg reports that the success BlackBerry has seen in Canada and the UK has done little for the company's stock. Shares of BlackBerry stock were trading at $16.05 at close Wednesday, leaving it slightly down from its highs its recent highs in late January. BlackBerry has seen its stock soar over 150% since September 2012 on hopes that BlackBerry 10 and the smartphones running the new software would be successful.

Source: Bloomberg



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go Blackberry !
By max_payne on 2/7/2013 9:19:34 AM , Rating: 5
well I hope it succeed. We need more competition and innovation in that field. It is at least now competitive with the other companies and products. Not to mention that as a Canadian, I don't want to see RIM going down the toilet and (thousands of jobs with it).




RE: go Blackberry !
By Nortel on 2/7/2013 9:47:39 AM , Rating: 1
Blackberry is counting units sold to stores, not activations or units in customers hands. From my own experience, business users given a blackberry by their company are eligible for a no-cost upgrade. Since these users must use a Blackberry, its a no brainer to put in a request for the new free phone.


RE: go Blackberry !
By RufusM on 2/7/2013 11:03:38 AM , Rating: 2
Blackberry has a hard uphill battle. They've been coasting on their installed base for a number of years which has been their only saving grace.

For people to switch you need to be many times batter than what they have, not just a little better. Even Windows Phone is struggling to take share from iOS and Android and they have a great OS, good ecosystem and have widely available been on the market for some time now.


RE: go Blackberry !
By Nortel on 2/7/2013 9:47:40 AM , Rating: 1
Blackberry is counting units sold to stores, not activations or units in customers hands. From my own experience, business users given a blackberry by their company are eligible for a no-cost upgrade. Since these users must use a Blackberry, its a no brainer to put in a request for the new free phone.


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