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BlackBerry Z3 sales are going well in India thus far

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BlackBerry Z3 sales are going well in India thus far
Launched in India about two weeks ago, at the end of June, the Z3 can mean a new beginning for BlackBerry - which, as you may know, is in a pretty bad situation when it comes to smartphone sales.

According to The Economic Times, initial Z3 stocks are now almost depleted in India. Reportedly, a BlackBerry exec confirmed this, mentioning that sales are going well both online, and via retail stores.

It’s said that about 30,000 BlackBerry Z3 units may have been imported in India until now. That’s not a high number compared to how many smartphones other companies are selling in two weeks, but it’s nevertheless a good start. The Z3 currently costs about $260 in India (15,000 - 16,000 INR), where lots of customers choose to buy affordable smartphones instead of more expensive ones.

The Z3 is also available in Indonesia, and a few other countries, and it looks like BlackBerry will release it only in Asian and African markets. Running BlackBerry OS 10, the new smartphone is manufactured by Foxconn, that's why BlackBerry can sell it for a low price. Its feature include a 5-inch qHD (540 x 960) display, dual-core 1.2GHz Snapdragon 400 processor, 5MP rear camera, 1.1MP front-facing camera, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal memory, and microSD card support.


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posted on 14 Jul 2014, 22:41 3

1. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


10,000 Z3 in Indonesia SOLD OUT - CHECK
30,000 Z3 in India SOLD OUT - CHECK

Now, let's make this looks like John Chen do some kung fu stuff that other's can't do.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 23:08 7

6. meanestgenius (Posts: 1093; Member since: 28 May 2014)


They're just stating FACTS in this article. What's wrong with that? Must you try and turn every positive for BlackBerry into a NEGATIVE? What, do you sit in front of mommy and daddy's computer all day with PA fired up waiting for a BlackBerry article so you can post something negative?

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 23:53 7

10. Lousclues (Posts: 33; Member since: 02 Mar 2012)


His ex girlfriend probably dumped him using BBM back in the day.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 23:15 10

8. meanestgenius (Posts: 1093; Member since: 28 May 2014)


That's what is classified as TROLLING, Wahy. If this were an article about how the Galaxy S5 sold millions upon millions, you'd be kissing Samsung's feet and praising them for such good sales. An article is written about the BlackBerry Z3 off to a good start in India, and you go and make a NEGATIVE wise crack. I don't see you doing that on iOS articles...oh wait, you only troll BlackBerry and WP articles....

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 08:10 1

25. apiskula (Posts: 572; Member since: 25 Jan 2013)


Very weak compared to other phones that sell millions in one day. They sell this in the state and it would be 5 check!

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 11:26

26. ablopez (Posts: 143; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


Not sure if they were planning to sell this in the US. For sure, we'll see the Passport and that should sell well.

So, why the obsession with Blackberry? If you love Android, you know you're free to post there instead. At least you'll be respected there, assuming of course that you post positively and/or constructively.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 14:25 1

31. meanestgenius (Posts: 1093; Member since: 28 May 2014)


You're another one that's attempting to compare BlackBerry to Samsung and Apple in terms of units sold. Who can compete with those two in terms of sales? Certainly NOT other Android vendors. Can you name any? I know you can't, just like I know you won't respond to this post, in true troll fashion. If this phone were released in the states, it would be marketed and placed in the same category as the Lumia 521. Have you seen how much that phone has sold? The Z3 would do well in the states.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 11:28 1

27. ablopez (Posts: 143; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


This is a good sign for BB. I don't know why you refuse to see that.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 11:53

28. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Good sign? With that low number, and the amount of media blow out, I think bb will stuck in denial zone again. Last time they close their eyes, and think their the best has almost kill them.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 12:07

29. ablopez (Posts: 143; Member since: 15 Apr 2014)


No I really think they learned their lesson on that. Plus with new management, history shouldn't repeat itself.

So, why are you so obsessed with BlackBerry? You have never answered this question.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 20:12

34. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Who said I never answered those question? I did, a couple of time. To meanest & one of you with colorfull picture (if I'm not wrong, it's talail?)

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 22:13

36. meanestgenius (Posts: 1093; Member since: 28 May 2014)


No, you've NEVER answered the question. Even I have asked you, and you didn't answer. You just continue trolling, saying ass-backwards things like "it's the wrong OS!", referring to BB10. As if you are the one that determines which OS is right and which OS is wrong. BB10 is the right OS for me and others who love BlackBerry. You have a problem with that? Too bad. You stick with what you like and we will stick with what we love.

And his name is TATAIL. Get it right next time.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 14:20 1

30. meanestgenius (Posts: 1093; Member since: 28 May 2014)


It is a good sign, Wahy. You keep trying to compare what BlackBerry sells to what Samsung or Apple sell. NO COMPANY can compete with those two, not even other Android vendors. Taking that fact into consideration, this is good for BlackBerry.

You also keep comparing John Chen to Heinz, Lazardis and Basille. He is neither of those three. He KNOWS what he's doing, and he is not underestimating anyone or anything. He knows what BlackBerry's strengths are, and he plays to them accordingly.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 22:41

2. Settings (Posts: 306; Member since: 02 Jul 2014)


The smartest people live in Richard Parker land.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 23:01 2

3. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


I just love this phone, but useless specs ruined the phone. I wish it had the Z2 specs. I would sell L1020 and buy this piece of contemporary looking sexy slick phone.

Pure edge to edge screen and corners

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 23:08 4

5. PapaSmurf (Posts: 8117; Member since: 14 May 2012)


I honestly don't understand your logic. You dislike the phone because of the "specs" but fail to realize BB10 doesn't need a quad-core processor to run smoothly. Now granted, a 1080p, 8-13MP camera and a monster battery on a flagship BB10 device would be great, but given the price for the device, it isn't bad at all.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 23:32 7

9. alterecho (Posts: 1079; Member since: 23 Feb 2012)


If i were you, i would sell (or give away) your Windows Phone device (which is overpriced, considering the OS) for ANY other device.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 01:33 2

12. Liveitup (Posts: 1173; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Of course you would say that you are one of the biggest WP trolls on the planet.

Honestly look at the top BB shot, The car, the girl and the small tiles are basically WP interface, the three dots again WP, not knocking BB just masking a point at least those fans are not like Android fans like yourself Android L is being Metrofied copying WP UI, yet you bash WP.

You should hate your device cause since Ice cream sandwich Android has been imitating WP Android TV UI with solid background to the new playstore design any just about everything new with Android UI pays homage to WP.

Silly troll hates the OS that started flat UI but loves the one that copies.

Windows One experience

http://i.imgur.com/WaAaTKo.jpg

Android one experience

http://d35lb3dl296zwu.cloudfront.net/uploads/photo/image/17388/DSC_3328.jpg

Google is now Flat and Tiled like, imitation is the sincerest form of flattery

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 01:44 5

14. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Android implementing flat is flat done right. Wp is just messed up UI. Absolutely garbage, cluttered tiles and huge text hurt my eyes.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 07:31 1

24. Liveitup (Posts: 1173; Member since: 07 Jan 2014)


Thats always typical Android fanboys response, when Google copies other ideas its cause they did it better, such a lame excuse. Google didn't copy cause they did it better they copied cause they envied Windows UI.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 05:35

23. Zeeya (Posts: 192; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


T R O L L

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 23:04 4

4. Arte-8800 (limited) (Posts: 4281; Member since: 13 Mar 2014)


All the best, good luck BB.

posted on 14 Jul 2014, 23:11 2

7. meanestgenius (Posts: 1093; Member since: 28 May 2014)


Great job, BlackBerry! If sales like this keep up, the BlackBerry Z3 will end up being a huge global success for BlackBerry. Keep up the good work, all!

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 00:43 1

11. hamidreza-1997 (Posts: 15; Member since: 14 Jul 2014)


In the case i think blackberry z3 is one of the best choices.design is very nice and its inexpensive and also you have a smooth OS.
maybe RIM is coming back but they never can become the company that was in 2006

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 02:35 2

19. meanestgenius (Posts: 1093; Member since: 28 May 2014)


I think they will be much better under John Chen.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 01:40 1

13. StraightEdgeNexus (Posts: 3197; Member since: 14 Feb 2014)


Go team Blackberry :)

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 04:33 1

20. Zeeya (Posts: 192; Member since: 17 Mar 2013)


I love BlackBerry, and i admit it I'm a BlackBerry fanboy.. but wake me up when they sold a million.. for now good night..

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 18:02 1

32. ddavis7387 (Posts: 20; Member since: 04 Mar 2014)


Why does it matter that they haven't sold 1 million devices yet? 30,000 phones isn't bad for Blackberry, now if it where Apple or Samsung/Android that would be crazy. Let them be great and try to be a competitive brand again.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 20:10

33. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


30K device is bad for bb. It's a sign that they won't be here long enough. Even XiaoMi can sell 100K device in less than a minute.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 22:03 2

35. meanestgenius (Posts: 1093; Member since: 28 May 2014)


30k devices in two weeks from a manufacturer that many(including your troll a**)have written off for dead and claimed couldn't sell ANY devices at all is good. As I've told you on NUMEROUS occasions, stop trying to compare the amount of handsets that BlackBerry sells to what Android sells. BlackBerry doesn't need to sell 100k devices in a minute to remain profitable in their handset division or relevant. Android vendors and Apple need those huge sales to stay relevant. BlackBerry only needs to sell 10 million devices a YEAR for their handset division to be profitable. Stop trying to spin POSITIVE news into NEGATIVE news, you damn TROLL.

posted on 15 Jul 2014, 22:59

37. WahyuWisnu (Posts: 1001; Member since: 29 May 2014)


Xiaomi just did it again. They sold 5,000 phone in 75 second in small country called Singapore.

posted on 16 Jul 2014, 14:21

38. meanestgenius (Posts: 1093; Member since: 28 May 2014)


So? This is a BLACKBERRY article. Xiaomi has absolutely nothing to do with this.

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