Rogers changes its mind, decides to carry the BlackBerry Z30 after all
Besides being asked to carry the BlackBerry Z30 by Rogers customers, other Canadian operators like Bell and Telus had already announced that they would be adding the Z30 to their roster, putting pressure on Rogers to reconsider. Recently, BlackBerry wrote off over $900 million in unsold BlackBerry Z10 handsets and agreed to a $4.7 billion offer from its largest shareholder to go private.
October 09, 2013
Toronto, ON (October 9, 2013) – In response to customers’ feedback and excitement about the device, Rogers looks forward to offering the new Z30 to its customers.
“We have a longstanding partnership with Blackberry and continue to be big supporters of the company and their products. Rogers will be making the device available online, through our national reservation system and directly to our business to business customers. We’re pleased to add the new Z30 to our roster of Blackberry smartphones, which includes the Z10, Q10 and Q5."-Rogers
The BlackBerry Z30 is not only the largest screened BlackBerry handset, it is also the most powerful 'Berry to date. Is Rogers' reversal a sign of better things to come for Thorsten Heins and crew?
source: Rogers via BerryReview
1. PapaSmurf (Posts: 5757; Member since: 14 May 2012)
Huh. Guess there's still light at the end of the tunnel.
3. Dastrix (Posts: 505; Member since: 23 Nov 2012)
BB is relevant only in Canada, but even here the Z10 failed to reach anticipated sales targets. My take? They're giving BB false hope. BB is doomed everywhere else, and local support won't change that fact.
2. Googler (Posts: 813; Member since: 10 Jun 2013)
Great to hear. Not only is a carrier listening to its customers but the customers aren't abandoning BB.