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Could things be looking up for BlackBerry?

BlackBerry has pretty much bet everything on the success of BlackBerry 10 and new smartphones running the operating system such as the Z10. The Z10 launched in Europe and several other countries, achieving moderate sales success.
 
"The feedback is very encouraging," said BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins. "What has been a real surprise for us is that BlackBerry 10 as a platform and product is attracting users that are currently on other platforms."
 
Heins also said that the Z10 has surpassed BlackBerry's expectations in emerging markets such as India. "We shipped into the channel product that we thought would have been good for at least five days and I got an emergency call from our manager in India, saying that they were sold out in two days," Heins added. "Now we are scrambling to re-load that channel."


Blackberry Z10

The big test will be to see how well the Z10 does in the United States against heavy hitters like Apple and Samsung. It’s been a long time since BlackBerry has had a competitive entry in the U.S. smartphone market and it’s stranglehold on corporate/government customers has loosened.
 
The Z10 is reportedly heading to AT&T’s wireless network on March 22 according to Bloomberg.

Sources: Reuters, Bloomberg



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Z10
By Science Boy on 3/8/2013 10:33:51 AM , Rating: 2
My team has had their Z10s for a couple of weeks now and the response is universally positive. This platform is superb. The keyboard is clearly the best on the market... nothing else comes close. The gestures work beautifully and again are industry leading. This is truly a great device and all calls for moving to a bring your own device model in our company have ceased.




RE: Z10
By ClownPuncher on 3/8/2013 1:30:01 PM , Rating: 2
That's great and all, but people will think you're lame if they see you have a BB. Phones are not a tool, they are a status symbol.


RE: Z10
By retrospooty on 3/8/2013 1:35:19 PM , Rating: 2
LOL... No man, this is NOT your fathers Blackberry. ;)


RE: Z10
By ClownPuncher on 3/8/2013 1:47:39 PM , Rating: 4
Since you mention it, my father has an S3 and I'm the one with the lame Blackberry. I tell him to get off my lawn.


RE: Z10
By retrospooty on 3/8/2013 6:27:46 PM , Rating: 2
+1 LOL


RE: Z10
By jimbojimbo on 3/8/2013 10:09:46 PM , Rating: 2
People that pick phones because they're worried about what people will think about them are the lamest of all... or a 15 year old girl.


RE: Z10
By ClownPuncher on 3/11/2013 11:55:43 AM , Rating: 2
That behavious does not end post high school. I've heard 50+ year old men making fun of my BB.


RE: Z10
By Pirks on 3/8/2013 3:40:42 PM , Rating: 1
quote:
The response is universally positive. This platform is superb. The keyboard is clearly the best on the market... nothing else comes close. The gestures work beautifully and again are industry leading. This is truly a great device and all calls for moving to a bring your own device model in our company have ceased
Wait what? Whaaattt? Do you mean retrotroll and micktroll are actually two dumb kids that had no clue when they were burying RIM last year? Come on man! You can't really say that retro and mick are essentially two lame idiots, can ya? Can ya, punk?! (C) dirty harry, almost...


RE: Z10
By insurgent on 3/8/2013 7:31:16 PM , Rating: 2
And you have an anecdotal post to back your self up? Talk about lame.


RE: Z10
By Pirks on 3/8/2013 8:03:31 PM , Rating: 2
If you haven't seen mick and retro posting lunatic BS about RIM all past year - it's your problem, not mine. These two idiots know what I'm talking about, if you don't know 'cause you're new here - just buzz off and stop bothering


RE: Z10
By jimbojimbo on 3/8/2013 10:08:10 PM , Rating: 2
As a BES admin and having had a chance to play with the Z10 and learn about all its features I would MUCH rather people start buying these phones instead of iPhones or Android phones. It's much easier to ensure that corporate data is secure regardless of events such as sudden terminations.
I do agree wholeheartedly about that keyboard though. I've had an iPhone, various BBs, a Droid 3, and used various keyboards on the market and the BB10 beats them all hands down.


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