Yankee Group: BlackBerry outselling Motorola Moto X and HTC One
You might recall that back in May, French carrier SFR reported that the then just-released BlackBerry Q10 was outselling the Apple iPhone 5, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and the HTC One. But that was earlier this year when the QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10 had just launched. Since then, BlackBerry has announced that it will lay off 40% of its workforce and has agreed to a $4.7 billion purchase from its largest shareholder.
To BlackBerry's credit, it still has a lot of cash in the bank and no debt. But the cash won't last forever and without a hot new product to refill its coffers, eventually the company will end up as the answer to a trivia question. And even if BlackBerry is outselling the Moto X and the HTC One, the real targets are the Apple iPhone 5s and the Samsung Galaxy S4. BlackBerry isn't the only handset manufacturer in trouble, explaining why it could be feasible to assume that the Yankee Group is right. Last quarter, HTC announced its first ever quarterly operating loss while Google's wholly owned Motorola subsidiary reported a $248 million third quarter operating loss.
If BlackBerry is outselling the Moto X and HTC One, it is due to sales of its legacy BlackBerry OS 7 models. When the Canadian OEM announced Q3 earnings, it reported that it had shipped 3.7 million smartphones in the quarter. The problem is that most of those phones in transit were BlackBerry OS 7 handsets.
source: YankeeGroup (Subscription Reqd) via Crackberry
1. skuld (Posts: 44; Member since: 10 Jan 2013)
this is the last time they'll outsell any phone maker. kudos BlackBerry!
9. akki20892 (Posts: 3702; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)
I'm happy for them, all the best BlackBerry.
2. Miracles (Posts: 560; Member since: 31 Aug 2013)
Sounds interesting. Back from the dead?
Reminds me of:
Bond: Everybody needs a hobby.
Evil guy: So whats yours?
3. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9070; Member since: 14 May 2012)
The light is still shining at the end of the tunnel!
22. tatail (Posts: 228; Member since: 08 Jan 2010)
I have to say in long time for the first time I have seen some positive comments about BlackBerry, specially at PA.
4. Sniggly (Posts: 7199; Member since: 05 Dec 2009)
These are also likely worldwide sales if anything, which Motorola essentially doesn't participate in right now. It'll be interesting to see if these figures hold up in the future.
17. ardent1 (Posts: 1999; Member since: 16 Apr 2011)
You ought to check out your beloved Moto's financial sinkhole.
5. downphoenix (Posts: 2499; Member since: 19 Jun 2010)
kind of a bummer but that's how it goes.
Blackberry, just like HTC and Motorola, make some excellent phones. But they are just shy of the kings at Samsung and Apple sadly in some regard. Not really quality of phones, but rather on how they sell them.
6. GeekMovement (Posts: 1579; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Not surprised that the Moto X isn't selling very well because of all that exclusitivity, but I am surprised that blackberry is selling more than the HTC One.
7. sprockkets (Posts: 1426; Member since: 16 Jan 2012)
Why is it I hear the word yankee and instantly think that company is a bunch of yanks?
Oh, that's cause that is what they are.
8. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1313; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)
The Moto X has to be the most hyped, most disappointing phone released this year. And Google's own Nexus 5 will kill the Moto X if it's not already dead.
11. PapaSmurf (Posts: 9070; Member since: 14 May 2012)
How is it over hyped? If anything it's under hyped. What dual core Android phone out performs quads in real life performance? Here I'll help you - none.
18. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)
Took the words right out of my mouth!
13. -box- (Posts: 3913; Member since: 04 Jan 2012)
By a small sampling of IT weenies who haven't yet realized that coding for the Windows Phone is dead simple, as it uses the same kernel as Windows 8, and is very secure.
14. Bozzor (Posts: 150; Member since: 02 May 2012)
Blackberry is for just the Z10 and Q10...but the older Blackberry OS 7 handsets. Those are heavily discounted now and some diehard believers are now picking them up easily. No surprise that their entire lineup is outselling some individual handsets...
15. drizzypat (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)
kudos to blackberry.the price of the moto x isnt even encouraging to say the truth
16. BillyG (Posts: 305; Member since: 24 Sep 2012)
wake up people... all blackberry lineup vs HTC one only.... of course it'll sell more. the fair comparison will be blackberry vs HTC.
19. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)
It's not hard to sell the Moto X when it's only available in select markets.
23. drizzypat (Posts: 3; Member since: 18 Oct 2013)
yeah i totally get ur point.am currently in africa and this so called moto x is as rare as anything.anyway it really isnt worth the cost.
20. FCB-Eto (Posts: 29; Member since: 17 Aug 2013)
What amazes me is when americans blast Sony for not coming to there market saying it will never be in the top three because it needs American business yet Moto with all the American business can get a grip on their finances. Maybe Moto needs to come out of there bliss and wake up and realize unless they compete globally they will eventually cease to exist as for the Htc one being the most beautiful phone isn't enough to sell phones I think the 4mp camera was a very bad mistake and it stopped the one from being the undisputed best for 2013 instead of the they should of made the butterfly s with the same unibody design and given it at least a 10mp cam.
21. Penywyz (banned) (Posts: 255; Member since: 13 Aug 2013)
Americans do not just "Blast Sony for not coming to THEIR market," it's the fact that Americans spend more on luxury items than any other country in the world. Not that we have some sense of entitlement.