BlackBerry Z10 Sells 3 Times Better Than Previous Models in the UK
February 7, 2013 8:25 AM
comment(s) - last by
BlackBerry is doing well with its new smartphone so far
BlackBerry recently launched its new smartphone called the
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.
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.
This article is over a month old, voting and posting comments is disabled
RE: go Blackberry !
2/7/2013 9:47:39 AM
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 !
2/7/2013 11:03:38 AM
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.
"Well, there may be a reason why they call them 'Mac' trucks! Windows machines will not be trucks." -- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer
RIM Ditches Name, Becomes "BlackBerry", Announces BlackBerry 10 Smartphones
January 30, 2013, 10:00 AM
RIM Shares Surge Ahead of BB10 Launch
November 25, 2012, 6:22 PM
eBay to Spin Off PayPal Business Next Year
September 30, 2014, 7:28 AM
HP Adds $99 Windows Tablet, $199 Windows Notebook to Stream Family
September 29, 2014, 7:17 PM
Following Quirky Passport, BlackBerry Aims to Release One Unconventional Device Per Year
September 29, 2014, 6:45 PM
New Optical Cloak is so Beautifully Simple You Can Build Them at Home
September 29, 2014, 5:10 PM
Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Owners Report Gaps Between Screen, Body
September 29, 2014, 3:40 PM
GoPro Introduces Three New "Hero" Cameras
September 29, 2014, 10:08 AM
Most Popular Articles
Appalling Negligence: Decade-Old Windows XPe Holes Led to Home Depot Hack
September 8, 2014, 8:58 PM
iBend: Reports Grow of Razor-Thin iPhone 6+ Folding Like Origami in Your Pocket
September 23, 2014, 6:08 PM
New AT&T Mobile Share Value "Double Data" Promotion Lasts Through October
September 28, 2014, 8:32 AM
Update: Apple Releases iOS 8.0.2 Update to Make Up for Botched 8.0.1 Release
September 25, 2014, 8:19 PM
FBI Outraged That Apple, Google are Adopting Digital "Locks" to Protect Users
September 26, 2014, 1:00 PM
Latest Blog Posts
The Surface Mini That Was Never Released Gets "Hands On" Treatment
Sep 26, 2014, 8:22 AM
ISIS Imposes Ban on Teaching Evolution in Iraq
Sep 17, 2014, 5:22 PM
Space Terrorism is a Looming Threat For the United States
Apr 23, 2014, 7:47 PM
Facebook Aims to Provide Internet to "Every Person in the World" with Drones, Satellites
Apr 1, 2014, 10:20 AM
Retail Mobile Sites Experience Outages in Light of Simplexity's Bankruptcy
Mar 14, 2014, 8:48 AM
More Blog Posts
Copyright 2014 DailyTech LLC. -
Terms, Conditions & Privacy Information