BlackBerry Q10 is the fastest selling consumer electronics product ever at U.K. retailer Selfridges
Selfridges said that it sold thousands of units of the phone per hour, mostly to corporations that sucked up the handset at such a rate that the company had sold out of its initial stock within the first two hours that it was on sale. New inventory was sent every hour to replenish the store's shelves. Selfbridges called the BlackBerry Q10 its fastest selling consumer electronics product ever.
that a sellout for the BlackBerry Z10 was all but assured.
But this time, things are different. With eye-witness reports watching as 2,200 Q10 units sold in the first 90 minutes after being launched, it looks like there is quite a bit of pent up demand for a BlackBerry 10 model equipped with the well regarded BlackBerry QWERTY keyboard. We wouldn't be surprised to see the same heavy demand for the phone in the U.S.
source: SeekingAlpha via The Guardian
1. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
BB still has a shot if they go all out with marketing, development of hardware and the fantastic software potential they have at hand
28. cdgoin (Posts: 369; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)
Why..? Problem has been SUPPLY NOT demand.. NO ONE has sold a High Quality QWERTY with a modern Smartphone OS since the Dell Venue Pro, and that was so badly handled (Only sold at Dells' website) that no one knew it existed. BB hasnt had a high end QWERTY release in somethign like two years. Android hasn't had many at all (Most not sold in the US, i.e.: Samsung Galaxy Chat (and it was labeled an ENTRY level phone.. not a High End) Other Android Portrait QWERTYS ( NOTE: ALL NOT SOLD IN THE US) Micromax A78, Plum Velocity, NIU TEK Q.. and thats it and none are high quality either all are entry. As for NOkia they sell a ton of Ashas (and just released the newest 210) BUt again NONE sold in the US. It's a market that has been abandoned for no reason than some perception no one wants QWERTY Phones. Search the forums, boards, etc.. and you will find I am not the only one wanting a QWERTY phone.
48. MultiYouTroll (Posts: 29; Member since: 19 Apr 2013)
Ermahged.. This is how people react to my comment saying that I am surprised with the outcome..
6. decent4u (Posts: 74; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
As expected blackberry Q10 is better than Z10(blackberry is the best at making qwerty phone)
51. Armor (Posts: 49; Member since: 06 Dec 2011)
The onscreen keyboard on the Z10 is by far the best touch typing experience today. Now they have the best of both worlds.
7. wendygarett (unregistered)
False news recently...
10. StreetNerd (Posts: 722; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
see theres Nikolasoliver again.... mongoloid kid
11. Hemlocke (unregistered)
They need to hurry up and get the Aristo on the market. I love my One, but BB10 wipes the floor with every other mobile OS, and the marriage of BB10 and high-end hardware will be amazing. The hardware was all that kept me from staying with the Z10, and I could never consider the QWERTY Q10, because I prefer full touchscreens.
12. apiskula (banned) (Posts: 578; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)
Someone got paid for this report. There is no way. Blackberry is a failing product!
16. shammont (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
I am not buying it! Don't believe a word of it.
41. donfem (Posts: 554; Member since: 30 Mar 2011)
And that makes you what? If you don't buy it, does it mean millions of others will not? Stop being a dim-wit and accept there are choices which people around the world will appreciate.
49. shammont (Posts: 27; Member since: 22 Jun 2012)
when i say i am not buying it, i mean i am not buying the story. blackberry is not a bad device. i just don't believe the story. you can believe it if you want. dim-wit? no need for name calling.
21. Lboogey6 (Posts: 269; Member since: 31 Jan 2012)
Really.... qwerty physical keyboard are still in high demand?
25. cdgoin (Posts: 369; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)
Yep.. problem is supply NOT demand.. NO ONE has sold a High Quality QWERTY with a modern Smartphone OS since the Dell Venue Pro, and that was so badly handled (Only sold at Dells' website) that no one knew it existed.
Now a REAL High end QWERTY Exists.. maybe everyone will realize the market was there, it was the supply that wasnt.
27. StreetNerd (Posts: 722; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
not much, but there alot of people who are still rockin' it.
ive never ownd a qwerty phone but i would like to try the BB Q10
coz all i need is mail, whatsapp, FB, camera, browsing and a banking app.
30. cdgoin (Posts: 369; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)
Actually your the kind of person that might go for a Asha 210.. unfortunately Nokia isn't selling them in the US.
31. StreetNerd (Posts: 722; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)
haha no asha 210 is crap -_-
need high end tho, currently owning a lumia 920 not gonna downgrade myself :P
23. cdgoin (Posts: 369; Member since: 28 Jul 2010)
Hopefully a rush of Q10 sales.. pushing it into the top 5 of phone sales over any Lumia will prove to Nokia and MS that WP needs a QWERTY Phone.
52. pegasso (Posts: 177; Member since: 27 Nov 2011)
i hope they will make WP Phone with slide-out QWERTY keyboard
43. TheMan (Posts: 418; Member since: 21 Sep 2012)
This is but one data point. It's a hopeful sign (for BB, mostly), but the results of one vendor for one weekend can never spell success -- or doom, for that matter. .
I'm one of those who believe that the BB10 series is a niche product. I've written often that business use remains its strength. They should have launched the Q10 first, given the holdouts I see almost daily with their ageing, decepit Curve or Bold models.
As a consumer, I wish BB well. Competition only benefits us.
47. Xtasy (Posts: 276; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)
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