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Adding insult to injury: Canada's Rogers says "No" to BlackBerry Z30

Posted: , by Alan F.


Adding insult to injury: Canada's Rogers says
You would expect that most of the Canadian carriers would support BlackBerry. After all, the beleaguered manufacturer is also a Canadian based firm. And while BlackBerry was hoping that the excitement of its first 5 inch model might help it pick up some sorely needed business in the 4th quarter, the top Canadian carrier, Rogers, has decided not to carry the BlackBerry Z30. A Rogers spokesman told The Globe and Mail that since it can only support 15 to 17 smartphones, it needs to concentrate on the models that the public will want.

Rob Bruce, Rogers’ president of communications, says that not carrying the Z30 was a "routine decision" made months ago. Bruce states that the decision has nothing to do with the problems at BlackBerry, and said that Rogers has decided other times in the past not to carry a new BlackBerry model. The mobile operator does offer the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10.

"This doesn’t have anything to do with whatever anyone thinks is going on with BlackBerry. People are trying to attach some significance to this decision. There isn’t any."-Rob Bruce, president of communications, Rogers

With other Canadian carriers such as Bell and Telus planning on offering the new high-end BlackBerry 10 phone, a company spokesman says that it is seeing "broad support" for the BlackBerry Z30 in its home country.

source: TheGlobeandMail via PCMag

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posted on 04 Oct 2013, 14:08 3

1. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)

Thats like rubbing salt in a wound. Dang...even Canada knows BlackBerry is no more. Lol and the US keeps certifying it for use like the white house and stuff. Don't know the details, but BlackBerry should just be sold. Its a shame when nobody wants you.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 16:02

11. Dastrix (unregistered)

You're right. I somewhat like Bell's approach though. They still mention the Z10 in commercials, while Rogers doesn't. But then again, that's like giving BB false hope.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 14:10

2. jack123 (Posts: 162; Member since: 07 Jan 2013)

maybe use something that BB already had+android might be revise.

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 14:32

3. karim77 (Posts: 70; Member since: 10 Dec 2012)

Bye bye blackberry,it was nice having you in the mobile industry

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 14:47

4. apple4never (Posts: 1058; Member since: 08 May 2013)

why not bump the screen to 1080 p and put stock android, *bam* problem solved

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 10:37

28. MySchizoBuddy (Posts: 118; Member since: 23 Aug 2011)

you mean how every android smartphone manufacturer is making a profit right?

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 14:55

5. PAPINYC (banned) (Posts: 2315; Member since: 30 Jul 2011)

Damn, dissed' by your own people. God save The Queen (but not Blackberry)!

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 15:20

6. oOps.. (Posts: 34; Member since: 26 Jul 2013)

.. even in their own homes

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 17:47

15. AppleGod (Posts: 6; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)

Is it just me or does it look similar to the HTC one? Which came out first?

posted on 04 Oct 2013, 17:53

16. kindlefireowner (Posts: 495; Member since: 05 Dec 2011)

BB liquidating there phones is going to be one hell of a fire sale. When the price hits $199 For the Q10, Z10, there will be some sales. They have over a billion dollars of BB10 phones.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 07:49

24. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)

Playbook pricing will be coming, just a matter of time.

posted on 05 Oct 2013, 14:12

31. Ronny666 (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)

I can't understand why would anyone buy BB devices when the company is in begging stage? What happens if BB winds down their company and start selling underwears or perfumes? I'm not surprised if people still willing to buy them because they can't seem to let go the past. Sounds very pathetic. Move on!

posted on 06 Oct 2013, 09:39

34. Armor (Posts: 50; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)

I would like to challenge all of the android user and iphone users to try the Z10 and compare it to any android or iphone model. The Z10 has no lag. It is super smooth. Sure some of the Blackberrys of old did have some lag but the z10 does not have any. I was standing behind a girl that just switched from the g4 back to the iphone and I heard her say that I had forgot just how slow this phone is. Also what I find amazing is when I leave my z10 laying within my place of work People just cannot resist picking it up and playing with it. Let me see even 4 of them now have the z10. So go and try it. You will be surprised.

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