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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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RE: Right... Spin it up.
By retrospooty on 3/8/2013 11:46:54 AM , Rating: 2
What "thinking"?

I was just stating the specs, not saaying normal people care. Like I said, its a good phone with a great OS. BB's problem isnt specs or the OS, it's that they are 3-4 years too late and lost their customer base. Now they need something compelling to get people to come back, and there just isnt anything that this phone can do that IOS and Android cant that would get people to switch.


RE: Right... Spin it up.
By Makaveli on 3/8/2013 9:51:09 PM , Rating: 2
That goes both ways if all 3 devices provide the same functionally why would I choose IOS or Android over the blackberry ??


RE: Right... Spin it up.
By retrospooty on 3/9/2013 8:22:58 AM , Rating: 2
Android and IOS are completely dominating the market. They don't need you to choose them, and they don't need anyone to switch. BB does.


RE: Right... Spin it up.
By Makaveli on 3/11/2013 11:57:09 AM , Rating: 2
Well I know a few people that have switched already to the Z10 from Iphones and none of them care about who is dominating the market. They buy phones based on their needs not on marketing.

As for the rest of the market they are sheepish anyways so I guess only time will tell.


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