BlackBerry Z10 sets new sales records in Canada and the U.K.

By Shawn Knight · 11 replies
Feb 6, 2013
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  1. We all know that a lot is riding on the success of BlackBerry 10 for the Canadian-based handset maker. Most would agree that it’s sink or swim at this point. The life preservers have been tossed out in the form...

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  2. Puiu

    Puiu TS Evangelist Posts: 2,665   +1,097

    Good for them. the more competition the better.
    now let's see how mozilla's smartphone does.
  3. m4a4

    m4a4 TS Evangelist Posts: 955   +515

    Loved playing with the bezel. Potentially replaces several buttons right there (especially the home button)...
  4. ArthurZ

    ArthurZ TS Rookie Posts: 79

    The ecosystem of BB is broken, but the sales surge, does it mean the consumer is silly?
  5. BlueDrake

    BlueDrake TS Evangelist Posts: 378   +112

    Maybe once they notice there's some major flaws.. rumors might spread and possibly kill off any interest? Who knows.. there's a lot of possible speculation, as it's their last salvation of sorts to stay alive.
  6. captainawesome

    captainawesome TS Guru Posts: 428   +44

    I'm still not holding my breath for BB. Especially if you buying a phone that wont last till 20:00.
  7. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,664   +1,949

    Canadian patriotic desperadoes :) They must have "Buy BB" proclamations on every post pole there :)
  8. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TS Evangelist Posts: 2,890   +1,224

    Posted in every Tim Horton's eh?

    I disagree though... BB is going after a market that's been mildly ignored by the smartphone industry, and that's the business user. Android and iOS are great for social devices, and they work just fine for most business uses, but many people would want something that's dedicated to their needs. This is what MS is trying to do in the tablet market with the Surface.

    Does this mean it's going to be wildly successful and everyone has so far missed out on some huge market segment? No, I don't think so. But BB doesn't need to make $10b a quarter in profit like Samsung, Google, and Apple. If they make $1b a year, it'll be a success.
    m4a4 likes this.
  9. Lionvibez

    Lionvibez TS Evangelist Posts: 1,266   +436

    Finally someone with some common sense great post!
  10. ArthurZ

    ArthurZ TS Rookie Posts: 79

    Was told today my relative actually has just lost his contract with BB because the hardware plant will be in hands of Lenovo, so Canadian content makes so much less sense now!
  11. chiliboots

    chiliboots TS Rookie

    The hatred of Microsoft will overwhelm all of its Propaganda efforts. Blackberry is very well positioned to capitalize upon this animosity. Plus, their products are bafflingly obtuse. Blackberry 10 is Enterprise AND
    user-friendly. Windows 8 is garbage.
  12. ArthurZ

    ArthurZ TS Rookie Posts: 79

    So enterprise Home Depot ditched Blackberry as their corporate messaging platform in favor to Apple!

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