5.3% of BlackBerry's North American traffic comes from BlackBerry Z10

5.3% of BlackBerry's North American traffic comes from BlackBerry Z10
According to information from Chikita Insights, the research division of online ad networker Chikita, the BlackBerry Z10 is responsible for 5.3% of North American BlackBerry traffic. To put this number in perspective, after the same 65 days following its launch last September, the Apple iPhone 5 was the source of 12.1% of North American Apple iPhone traffic.

Most analysts believe that BlackBerry might have done themselves a disservice by not releasing the QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10 first, before the all-touch BlackBerry Z10. Company CEO Thorsten Heins, who otherwise has done an admirable job with the Canadian company, chose to launch the Z10 first because of the large number of workers bringing in touchscreen Android and Apple iPhones with corporate BYOD plans. The hope was that the BlackBerry Z10 would staunch the flow of those leaving a work-issued Berry for another touchscreen device. He also alluded to the greater difficulty in producing the BlackBerry Z10 and wanted to get it out of the way so that the Q10 launch could go smoothly.

We expect Chikita to revisit the data 65 days after the launch later this month, of the BlackBerry Q10.

source: Chitika via Forbes

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Z10
  • Display 4.2" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
iPhone 5
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  • Camera 8 MP / 1.2 MP front
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  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 1440 mAh(8h 3G talk time)

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8 Comments

1. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

I think it's a good move to release the Z10, because of the smartphone market trend. But the Q10 is definately worth for the wait. Keep it up BLACKBERRY!!

2. p5yb0rg unregistered

The increase of internet activity on these phones are primarily due to companies activating them for business use.

3. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

5% of what, 5% market share? Not very impressive.

4. baldilocks

Posts: 1543; Member since: Dec 14, 2008

No. 5% of all North American Blackberry internet traffic. Reading comprehension 101.

5. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

LOL, your post is so ironic.

6. drnggaj33

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

goog job bb in the right step ppl are switching back to bb too they're tired of andriod and apple

8. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Have no idea what your reading. BlackBerry is done and I cannot wait

7. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Nobody uses blackberry that is why it is so low. BlackBerry sucks

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