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Analyst: BlackBerry Z10 off to a strong start

0. phoneArena posted on 04 Feb 2013, 09:57

So now we know why BlackBerry decided to launch the new model in the U.K. as sales there of the BlackBerry Z10 have been strong with Carphone Warehouse seeing"widespread sellouts" of the white model and low stock remaining of the BlackBerry Z10 in stock; pre-orders in Canada and in the United Arab Emirates have been strong...

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posted on 04 Feb 2013, 18:06

30. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

And it should be...this is BB10.... not BB 1.

If it wasnt better than those 2 first attempts...something would be seriously wrong in BB land.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 21:45 1

40. Xtasy (Posts: 284; Member since: 13 Jan 2013)

Did u take a look at iphone 5? same old boring software with a few upgrades. Only blackberry can make a come back cuz they the best

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 04:48 1

43. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

iOS 1 didnt have the notification center. I am sure iOS 1 didnt have Siri too.

Android 1....Android was bad enough that MS coulda released whatever they had with WP in 2008 or 2009 and probably woulda been fine....might have even gave Android a run for its money in 2008, 2009.

Thats why I said if BB10 wasnt better than Android 1 and iOS 1....somethings would be seriously wrong in BB land.

I see WP fans do this when talking about WP...."Its a new OS running some new kernel" "Its brand new" Bottom line...its still WP7 and 8. That means its not MS's first attempt at a mobile OS. Same for BB. This is BB 10....not BB 1.

One cannot compare BB 10 to Android 1 and iOS 1. Android is also on 4....iOS on 6. They are still a few versions behind MS and BB. If or when these companies ever stop making newer versions of these OS's...that would be a differet story.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 12:13 2

15. bovcrx (Posts: 80; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

I'm a loyal BB fan so I'll get it and wait a year for whatever update they put out to fix things that should be there like my PlayBook. Good thing is I'll know more or less what people are complaining about before I scoop one up.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 12:27 4

16. slaggyb (Posts: 215; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

Good job BlackBerry releasing the Z10 in countries were you are relevant and regarded as a Kool brand....From what I have read and watched on engadget, theverge and now iphonearena I see reasons for the delay cos Americans generally are already tied down to ios and android ecosystem ...In other words the world doesn't revolve around the US of A.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 13:31

17. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

sadly you are correct my friend i agree with you 100 percent and guess where i am from...... :(

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 15:10

22. slaggyb (Posts: 215; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)

I really can't guess were you from but its good to know its available were you are... I live in the US of A and careless about the phone officially released here.. I travel a lot and buy my phones outright unlocked without any carrier branding bullcrap. Am a prepaid customer and the only business I have with T-mobile is just pay my unlimited everys monthly subscription of 70bucks... I already pre-ordered the Z10 from day one and it be arriving on wednesday..

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 15:16

25. XPERIA-KNIGHT (unregistered)

im from america bro........i was just saying that somtimes its a shame to know the country you're from says and does shamless things....know what i mean...

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 13:55 1

18. timtimity (Posts: 196; Member since: 13 Aug 2012)

I think analysts can be quite dangerous. I admit they're sometimes right but I've seen more predictions that are wrong.

All their views do is unnecessarily undermine confidence and potentially damage sales and share prices. There should be some sort of regulation that stops them simply announcing unsupported predictions and ensure that they are unbiased.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 16:34 1

26. snowgator (Posts: 3604; Member since: 19 Jan 2011)

As a WP user, I can tell you these early adopters and sales are great- until they are not. Nokia is still trying to live down the long waits for their sold out devices. Many of the WP8 adopters have had problems with their devices, and these make way more headlines then the satisfied customers do. And after a while, those on a new OS start feeling the "why don't we have..." ache.

Why don't we have those apps?
Why doesn't this link up to that seamlessly?

I will be happy to see BB10 succeed, and I hope these early (real early) sales rumors are true. I have stated I feel that BB10 will be a great initial success, spurned on by CrackBerry fans worldwide just aching to support their favorite device.

I am just waiting for the back lash. The negative press ALWAYS trumps the positive.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 17:09 6

27. BattleBrat (Posts: 1476; Member since: 26 Oct 2011)

I always liked Blackberries more than Apples, antioxidants FTW!

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 17:21 1

28. jldleo (Posts: 38; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)

Now thats funny.. Never thought of it that way ha ha

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 18:10

31. jroc74 (Posts: 6019; Member since: 30 Dec 2010)

But...Apples help control weight. Its like a natural diet pill. High in fiber.....know what that means..lol. And I just dont like the taste of Blackberries.

Those that are trying to lose weight....eat more apples.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 17:57 3

29. darac (Posts: 2156; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)

This is good.
I hope BB rises back and grows into Apple competitor

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 18:54 2

35. pimpollofelice123 (Posts: 30; Member since: 02 Jul 2011)

i really want to give the new os a try. I love android but kind off got tired of the slow updates.

posted on 04 Feb 2013, 22:59 2

41. o_ci2007 (Posts: 1; Member since: 04 Feb 2013)

In the UK people value individuality. Iphones are now too common to be "cool". The HTC One X sold well in the UK, Nokia 920 is selling well. So I really wouldnt be surprised to hear that the z10 is selling well in the UK. In the USA its a different story. Apple has people by the balls and everyone will buy an Iphone and no matter what. So kudos to Blackberry for recognizing this and going for a market that prioritizes revolution and not evolution, a market that favors individuality and conformism, a market that favors the underdog and not promote the heavy weight. You get the idea.

posted on 05 Feb 2013, 11:04

45. NateAdam8 (Posts: 388; Member since: 17 Feb 2012)

I'd still give it a try cause I've tried the old Blackberry before judging it and the new Blackberry 10 deserves the same

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