Analyst: BlackBerry Z10 off to a strong start

Analyst: BlackBerry Z10 off to a strong start
When BlackBerry announced that the new BlackBerry Z10 would launch first in the U.K., there was such a wave of disbelief. When it was announced that U.S. sales would not start until mid to late March, the stock tanked dramatically. But if what one analyst is seeing is correct, it looks like there was method to the madness at Waterloo.

In a Research Note sent off to clients, Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said that the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 is off to a strong start in the U.K. with some stores reporting long lines and "widespread sellouts" of the white  model. The black version of the device has limited stock, according to the analyst. Misek calculates that several hundred thousand units of the first BlackBerry 10 flavored smartphone were sold. Putting that in perspective, he notes that the Apple iPhone 5 sold 5 million+ units during its launch weekend. But he notes that the U.S. is five times the size of the U.K., which he says bodes well for BlackBerry.

This has led to a 10% rally in the stock Monday morning, which is trading today for the first time as BlackBerry using the ticker symbol BBRY on NASDAQ.


source: Forbes

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  • Battery 1800 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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47 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

I remember the first iPhone released five years ago to revive the company, everyone yell to apple and say 'too late Apple you're dead' no flash no bluetooth at all and rip... But what happened now? btw, thorsten heins > Tim cook therefore I believe blackberry has a strong start :)

4. wendygarett unregistered

Not to mention that android used to be a failure coz it operates like Symbian to me... Until the froyo came out... I'm kinda love froyo if you ask me... And that's the good start for android :)

8. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Most of the things you say make zero sense. Reading all that actually hurt me.

11. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

well considering you only see and believe what YOU (terry crowley) want to believe, we can see WHY it doesnt make sense to you......its a rare day but wendy is makeing PERFECT sense here dude your pride is just standing in the way of seeing it!

37. wendygarett unregistered

Obviously he just being sarcasm... Try to overlook him bro lol...

10. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I agree to some extent but the case with BB is that they aren't revolutionizing anything with the new line of phone or OS. Apple came out with something completely different that revolutionized how we use smartphones. I can’t say the same thing for BB. Another issue is that Apple and Android have a super strong following. Most of their users will not switch to BB.

32. crappp.analyst

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

I 100000% agree with you davecan!! I don't think ex-BB user who switch to Android & Apple will come back easily. Most of those BB user who make the jump will suddenly aware what a PIECE OF CRRAPP BB is. None of those ex-BB will miss BB after seeing Android Apple ecosystem. BB is dead!!! That's a sure thing. This BB10 specs is Samsung Galaxy Nexus specs in 2013 with Galaxy Note II price.!!!! FAIL!!

36. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

edit.....

42. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

totally agree with the 'revolutionary' part of the comment As far as the Super strong following is concerned, people have the potential to drop things like a flaming potato if something truly revolutionary of the likes of first iPhone had been introduced

46. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Replying to this, months later. Oh how wrong you were.

2. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Analysts??? I though Blackberry should be the one talking.

33. crappp.analyst

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Analyst.... Is a person who make the hype to make the share of RIM/BB goes up. Then that person will taking a good profit selling the hyped share.

3. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Analysts?? I thought Blackberry should be the one doing the talking about their brand new foundation.

5. Samsomesh

Posts: 195; Member since: Jun 11, 2012

Best of luck for blackberry..!

6. sonyisdead

Posts: 30; Member since: Jan 30, 2013

and they said dead on arrival lol

7. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

I guess poor reviews like Phone Arena's 7 out of 10 hasn't stopped initial excitement for the platform.

9. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

and why should it? just because it didnt stand up to a FULLY capable operating system such as android, which has had how long to develop? doesnt mean people should "give up" up on it at the BEGINNING OF ITS LAUNCH! wow you expect everyone in WORLD to be in agreement with what phone arena.com com says?? (not that you guys were wrong) but phone arena has left out a VERY vital perspective when it comes to "judging" this platform and phone.........which is, IT JUST BEGUN! just like wendy stated above (cant believe she actually earned credit here lol) when andorid first started and ios as well it wasnt the BEST and the same with windows phone so with cannot base everything on the first push.....

21. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

well I see the point, Iphone and Android are both matured, and it is arguable that switching to a platform that just started wont benefit a lot of people. That said, BB10 is along further ahead than I had expected it to, in its current state it already looks primed to outdo WP8.

23. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

i agree bro :)

12. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

I call BS on the actual sales numbers and interest. I think Analysts are intentionally hyping up the phone to entice users to purchase.... Is it possible to buy off Analysts? lol

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

it is what it is man.....dont be mad its sucess

19. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

Oh... I'm definitely not mad. I actually want BB to succeed. I just think the numbers are flawed and the devices aren't performing as well as predicted. I also believe that within a few months’ time Samsung and Apple with debut new devices and BB will be forgotten.

24. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

well im glad that is just what "you" think bro...

44. davecann2

Posts: 460; Member since: Mar 15, 2011

XPERIA, I can see you just bought a BB.

34. crappp.analyst

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

This is the same thing as WP7/WP8 analyst say were. WP8 is sales 10x more than WP7 WP7 will be in 100 million device / year in 2012 lol... it turn out that Windows Phone is a failure. and I expect BB10 would not be far from that.

14. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

This phone is much better than the first iphones and android deviced that were released...so much more functionality and they made it fun to use

20. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

But its not the first blackberry... Sorry they are going to tank

39. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

It's the first Blackberry with the new QNX software u shmuck...and who are u to be talking? your lame!

47. mrblah

Posts: 577; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

I guess I was right, Shmuck.

48. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Nope you are wrong Shmuck! Stock for BBRY is going up haha

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