Adding insult to injury: Canada's Rogers says "No" to BlackBerry Z30

Adding insult to injury: Canada's Rogers says
You would expect that most of the Canadian carriers would support BlackBerry. After all, the beleaguered manufacturer is also a Canadian based firm. And while BlackBerry was hoping that the excitement of its first 5 inch model might help it pick up some sorely needed business in the 4th quarter, the top Canadian carrier, Rogers, has decided not to carry the BlackBerry Z30. A Rogers spokesman told The Globe and Mail that since it can only support 15 to 17 smartphones, it needs to concentrate on the models that the public will want.

Rob Bruce, Rogers’ president of communications, says that not carrying the Z30 was a "routine decision" made months ago. Bruce states that the decision has nothing to do with the problems at BlackBerry, and said that Rogers has decided other times in the past not to carry a new BlackBerry model. The mobile operator does offer the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10.

With other Canadian carriers such as Bell and Telus planning on offering the new high-end BlackBerry 10 phone, a company spokesman says that it is seeing "broad support" for the BlackBerry Z30 in its home country.

source: TheGlobeandMail via PCMag

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1. Miracles

Posts: 560; Member since: Aug 31, 2013

Thats like rubbing salt in a wound. Dang...even Canada knows BlackBerry is no more. Lol and the US keeps certifying it for use like the white house and stuff. Don't know the details, but BlackBerry should just be sold. Its a shame when nobody wants you.

11. Dastrix unregistered

You're right. I somewhat like Bell's approach though. They still mention the Z10 in commercials, while Rogers doesn't. But then again, that's like giving BB false hope.

2. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

maybe use something that BB already had+android might be revise.

3. karim77

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 10, 2012

Bye bye blackberry,it was nice having you in the mobile industry

4. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

why not bump the screen to 1080 p and put stock android, *bam* problem solved

28. MySchizoBuddy

Posts: 159; Member since: Aug 23, 2011

you mean how every android smartphone manufacturer is making a profit right?


Posts: 2315; Member since: Jul 30, 2011

Damn, dissed' by your own people. God save The Queen (but not Blackberry)!

6. oOps..

Posts: 34; Member since: Jul 26, 2013

.. even in their own homes

15. AppleGod

Posts: 6; Member since: Sep 18, 2013

Is it just me or does it look similar to the HTC one? Which came out first?

16. kindlefireowner

Posts: 504; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

BB liquidating there phones is going to be one hell of a fire sale. When the price hits $199 For the Q10, Z10, there will be some sales. They have over a billion dollars of BB10 phones.

24. AfterShock

Posts: 4147; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Playbook pricing will be coming, just a matter of time.

31. Ronny666

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

I can't understand why would anyone buy BB devices when the company is in begging stage? What happens if BB winds down their company and start selling underwears or perfumes? I'm not surprised if people still willing to buy them because they can't seem to let go the past. Sounds very pathetic. Move on!

34. Armor

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

I would like to challenge all of the android user and iphone users to try the Z10 and compare it to any android or iphone model. The Z10 has no lag. It is super smooth. Sure some of the Blackberrys of old did have some lag but the z10 does not have any. I was standing behind a girl that just switched from the g4 back to the iphone and I heard her say that I had forgot just how slow this phone is. Also what I find amazing is when I leave my z10 laying within my place of work People just cannot resist picking it up and playing with it. Let me see even 4 of them now have the z10. So go and try it. You will be surprised.

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