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BlackBerry Q10 outsells the Apple iPhone 5, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 in France

BlackBerry Q10 outsells the Apple iPhone 5, HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 in France
Not to disparage the whole country, but the people in France have always been a bit...different. How else do you explain the fact that Jerry Lewis is considered a comedic icon in the country even when the comedian's own country turned its back on him. Now, French carrier SFR says that the BlackBerry Q10 is outselling all of the other smartphones in its lineup. That includes models like the Samsung Galaxy S4, the HTC One and the Apple iPhone 5, three models that have a large number of fans globally. Other models being outsold by the AZERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10 include popular phones like the Sony Xperia Z and the Samsung Galaxy S III.

The BlackBerry Q10 outsells the Samsung Galaxy S4 at France's SFR

The BlackBerry Q10 outsells the Samsung Galaxy S4 at France's SFR

The second largest carrier in France, SFR has over 21 million subscribers. And many of them are obviously BlackBerry fans. Consider that the all-touch BlackBerry Z10, which was released in February by the carrier, is outselling the Sony Xperia Z, LG Optimus G and the Apple iPhone 5. Pricing could have something to do with these results. The Apple iPhone 5 has a price tag of 169 EUR ($219 USD) on contract while the BlackBerry Q10 is priced at 59.99 EUR ($78 USD) on contract. But on the other hand, the HTC One is priced at the same level as the Q10 and the Samsung Galaxy S4 is only 20 EUR ($26) more expensive.

This has to be putting a smile on the face of BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, who hopes that the reaction to the BlackBerry Q10 in the U.S. comes close to its reception in France.

source: SFR (translated) via SeekingAlpha, BGR

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posted on 29 May 2013, 15:34 8

1. amats69 (Posts: 1018; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


ok.........next

posted on 29 May 2013, 16:05 4

10. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


If the winners write the history, why does french history exist?

posted on 29 May 2013, 17:36

19. darkkjedii (Posts: 10524; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


You mad bro

posted on 29 May 2013, 16:31 1

15. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Apiskula NicolasOliver and Extasy

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posted on 29 May 2013, 20:28 2

27. Xtasy (Posts: 270; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


I'm here and loving the news lol.. Now I can laugh in the faces of those other losers hahahahahahaha

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:38 2

31. apiskula (Posts: 566; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Dude it's France who cares...they are not selling in the US at all because its junk

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:55 2

35. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5233; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)


Pfft...apiskula, just surrender, BB is not a junk any more, no more "BankruptBerry". Now, it's BlackBerry!

posted on 30 May 2013, 10:44

49. apiskula (Posts: 566; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Nobody is buying them in the states...They are dying a slow death and will be bankrupt

posted on 29 May 2013, 21:32 2

41. Xtasy (Posts: 270; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


The Q10 is not even selling in the US until early june, dude... and who said thw Z10 is not selling good in the US? did u bother to read the reviews on the carrier sites? Maybe if u read them u would learn that this phone is better, excuse me way better than the S4 and believe me I like the HTC one but this phone is still better

posted on 30 May 2013, 10:45

50. apiskula (Posts: 566; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


You must be high if you think the Z10 is better than the S4...My outdated Droid X is better than the Z10

posted on 29 May 2013, 22:30 1

42. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Hey xtasy look who's here Apiskula and Nicolasoliver.

But sadly pikapowerise is banned.

posted on 29 May 2013, 21:02 2

38. Nikolas.Oliver (banned) (Posts: 1574; Member since: 01 Jul 2012)


Thanks for the good word! I'm honored... Truly

posted on 30 May 2013, 04:50

45. StreetNerd (Posts: 700; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


no bashing?

posted on 29 May 2013, 23:47 1

44. Wiki_jaan (Posts: 702; Member since: 24 Jun 2012)


q10 is a eye candy handset .... when i first saw ... i really like it ... want to have one .... but i still love to be a robot(android) user

posted on 29 May 2013, 15:36 3

2. buccob (Posts: 1356; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Wow... that was unexpected...

But I don't think it will be enough to stop whats really happening in the rest of the world... where blackberry is in free fall...

It is sad that it was only now that they put together a great harware/software in the Z10 and Q10... This is already too late...

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:31 1

28. Xtasy (Posts: 270; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


Your wrong! Blackberry came up with something greater and better than the rest. What does it matter when they did it. They needed that time to change their game. The old software they had was a limited dead end trap for them.. They had to change everything from ground up and everyone knows that something great takes time to build

posted on 29 May 2013, 21:10 1

39. buccob (Posts: 1356; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


Well.. keep telling yourself that...

Believe me I really hope Blackberry succeed and keep improving their nice OS... but I saw the same thing happening to Android in the US... People did not like it in the beginning and then Apple became more popular due to early reputation of Android... But this only changed after many years...

In my country Blackberry was so popular a couple of years ago that we were the most important market for RIM in south america... and we recently receive the BB Z10 earlier than other countries... BUT that does not change the fact that people is increasingly buying the popular Galaxies... and I would dare to say that Sony is also looking bright these days...

Blackberry did a good change, but so did Palm right before they went kaput...

Also even though BB OS is good today I disagree in what you say that is "greater and better"... I would say it is comparable, but I would not change Android for a Blackberry today... or anytime soon...

(I have tried Z10 extensively) Only thing I envy is the 2GB of RAM... anything else... My Sony Xperia Acro S does better, funnier, and even wet...

posted on 29 May 2013, 15:38 3

3. chocolaking (Posts: 430; Member since: 22 May 2012)


I wouldn't be suprise that Q10 is outselling all other phones on the market.
An actual keyboard is way better and convinient when it comes to texting..
now i have two friends switched from s3 to Q10, and they say they didn't want touch screen anymore.

posted on 29 May 2013, 17:07

18. Doakie (Posts: 1180; Member since: 06 May 2009)


Hahaha! Quit playin! Hahaha!

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:22

26. JulianGT (Posts: 82; Member since: 15 Oct 2012)


Hipsters

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:34

29. Xtasy (Posts: 270; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


Your right the keyboard is great but the keyboard on the Z10 is easier to text messages out on and faster.. Now Blackberry has the best Querty and touch screen keyboard on the market

posted on 03 Jun 2013, 14:24

53. buccob (Posts: 1356; Member since: 19 Jun 2012)


This would be correct years ago where messaging was the most relevant feature... but now... playing games, watching videos, browsing web... and having innovating applications is whats important...

So... nope... thats not gonna happen...

posted on 29 May 2013, 15:39 4

4. metoyou (Posts: 277; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)


Congratulations RIM
Our company is also getting Z10 and Q10 as well :-)

posted on 29 May 2013, 15:39 2

5. Whateverman (Posts: 3188; Member since: 17 May 2009)


What I can't figure out is... Who in America doesn't consider Jerry Lewis a comedic icon!?

posted on 29 May 2013, 15:41 9

6. waterninja21 (Posts: 22; Member since: 03 May 2013)


The French are weird. They don't count lol

posted on 29 May 2013, 17:37 4

20. darkkjedii (Posts: 10524; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Apparently they count in cell phone sales.

posted on 29 May 2013, 15:42 4

7. InspectorGadget80 (Posts: 6239; Member since: 26 Mar 2011)


BB BACK with avengence. Q10 outsold the iPhone 5 very impressive. Curious too see how well they do in the state's.

posted on 29 May 2013, 17:38 3

21. darkkjedii (Posts: 10524; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


And you have the nerve to call people blind fanboys. Dude you're a hypocrite, now be a good little boy and re read the headline. And by only remarking about it outselling the ip5, you make it sound like outselling the other 2 is no big deal. Better be careful to not upset club droider.

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:39 1

32. apiskula (Posts: 566; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


They are a failure in the states

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:58 1

36. semipro1337 (Posts: 67; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Yea all Im getting from your posts is the following

"Wah wah BlackBerry no sell good in states wah. United states of emerika all that matter to me wah. I still upset basille did my mom and shot my brother on the wall. Wah."

posted on 30 May 2013, 10:47

51. apiskula (Posts: 566; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


You really need to learn some english...I have no idea what you are saying.

posted on 29 May 2013, 15:54 3

8. N-fanboy (Posts: 536; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)


The perfect 'WTF' moment

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:39

33. Xtasy (Posts: 270; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


I knew this would happen ever since I tried the Z10.. Only reason people are not switching to the Z10 now is cuz they don't know about it and they already have iphone 5 or android phones.. People that I spoke to about it don't even want to bother listening about the Z10 cuz they think it's the same old Blackberry from 10 years ago.. Once the word gets out, even the touch screen will sell like crazy, in the states I mean

posted on 29 May 2013, 15:54 5

9. ahhxd717 (Posts: 317; Member since: 08 Dec 2011)


Good for BB. Hopefully they'll have similar success in other markets.

posted on 29 May 2013, 16:27 1

14. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


No they won't, cause there's 3 Reds. And 1 was from me

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posted on 29 May 2013, 16:15

11. jellmoo (Posts: 650; Member since: 31 Oct 2011)


Honestly, a big part if it is probably just a complete lack of competition in the QWERTY space. If people value a physical keyboard as their prime attribute in a new device, the Q10 pretty much has that market all for itself.

posted on 29 May 2013, 16:16

12. Taters (Posts: 2664; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)


I actually like touchscreen typing better than my bb 9700. Go figure.

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:41

34. Xtasy (Posts: 270; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)


Well than try the Z10 and u will like it a lot more ;)

posted on 29 May 2013, 21:25

40. Hemlocke (unregistered)


I love my Z10. Smooth as butter and good battery life on the .2354. Dropped my One, and then the S4, to go back to the Z10.

posted on 29 May 2013, 16:26 1

13. FlushGordon (unregistered)


it's an AZERTY keyboard people...

posted on 29 May 2013, 16:39 4

16. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


A lot of people has been waiting for a new QWERTY phone, it's good that BB is giving people choices.

posted on 29 May 2013, 17:42

22. darkkjedii (Posts: 10524; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


"Have been"

posted on 29 May 2013, 17:50 1

23. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)


I meant to type "had". Thanks,

posted on 29 May 2013, 18:47

25. darkkjedii (Posts: 10524; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


+1...

posted on 29 May 2013, 17:01

17. papss (unregistered)


Next you are going to tell me BB phones are doing good in Canada

posted on 29 May 2013, 18:44

24. Dorothy69 (banned) (Posts: 498; Member since: 21 May 2013)


Les idiôtes sont tres stupides, je suis en shock (vraiment).

posted on 30 May 2013, 08:35

48. feres13 (Posts: 306; Member since: 23 Dec 2011)


*idiots
*choque

posted on 29 May 2013, 20:36 1

30. apiskula (Posts: 566; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Who cares...and this junk is not selling in the United States at all. Blackberry is a failure

posted on 29 May 2013, 21:00 1

37. semipro1337 (Posts: 67; Member since: 01 Oct 2012)


Waaaaaah

posted on 29 May 2013, 22:34 1

43. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)


Come on apiskula BB10 is much better than old BB, give credit where it's due!

And why do you hate BB, or BB10...?

®

posted on 30 May 2013, 10:48

52. apiskula (Posts: 566; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


I have worked with all phone and have seen the new junkberries. They are terrible.

posted on 30 May 2013, 06:56

46. NewroticSlob (Posts: 42; Member since: 09 May 2013)


Apiskula and Nicholas have no answer for their maligning BB. They state it's junk without proof. By the way, the sun is going to explode too. I wonder if there's proof to back that up? Two individuals who can't seem to give evidenced-based facts to their statements. They must be financial wizards and soothsayers that have cornered the market on how BB will do. Well, I guess when BB fails, they'll have nothing else to say. However, they'll be out of job too. Quite the conundrum.

posted on 30 May 2013, 08:27 1

47. preet27in (banned) (Posts: 173; Member since: 07 Jul 2012)


blackberry? who the f*** wants to buy it. ppl must be crazy. bb is just a big HYPE nothing else. AND SAMSUNG IS JUST A JUNK PLASTIC. go for htc ONE. thats a phone of the year 2013

posted on 29 Jan 2014, 04:06

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