BlackBerry Z10 Sells 3 Times Better Than Previous Models in the UK
February 7, 2013 8:25 AM
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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.
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I was really keen on either a BB10 or a Win8 phone.
2/9/2013 7:12:01 AM
I reckoned that as they were desperate to get back market share the phones would be sold for a reasonable price (I only ever buy SIM free).
Oh boy I was wrong. Way too expensive for two firms that are needing a market share boost. They needed to go in at least a third lower than they did.
Me? I ended up with a Nexus 4 and I don't regret it.
Though the camera on that 920 does make me a bit jealous.
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