Analyst says BlackBerry Q10 sales are strong in Canada and in the U.K

Analyst says BlackBerry Q10 sales are strong in Canada and in the U.K
Jefferies analyst Peter Misek has been as bullish on BlackBerry 10 since the launch of the BlackBerry Z10. Misek is now telling clients that the QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10 had strong sales as the device launched last week in Canada and Britain. Misek says store checks indicate that many stores have sold out of inventory with 'limited' stock at other stores. Misek says that the phone is getting hard to find in Toronto and in the U.K.

The store checks were conducted at carriers and retailers like Bell, Rogers and TELUS in Canada, and Carphone Warehouse, Vodafone, and Orange in Britain. Jefferies maintains a "buy" rating on the stock, which has picked up recently with news of strong Q10 sales. And BlackBerry is beginning to win back the corporations that for years made the OEM's handset one of the tools that pinstriped warriors had to have. Last week, Clifford Chance, a global law firm, said that 1,600 BlackBerry handsets would be given to employees. Early last month, General Tire said that it would arm its corporate employees with a new BlackBerry 10 phone.

The latest battle for smartphone supremacy has shifted to the Pentagon where the BlackBerry Q10, BlackBerry Z10, the Samsung Galaxy S4 and Apple iPhone 5 have all received, or about to receive, security clearance from the Department of Defense.

source: Reuters

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1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Wish all the best to you, BB! Good luck! :)

5. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

I hope BB come back with a strong sells from it's bb10!!!

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yeah, me too!

10. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

they are coming back strong!! its just that they really need to concentrate on market that they are strong! its good to see that they are strong in UK and canada, but theyt shouldn't forget africa and asia where they are still strong! while they need to make a comeback on US but they need to be on the eye-level of the americans!

16. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Blackberry is nothing but a failure. They will continue to fail and without US customers they will close. There is nobody lining up to purchase this worthless phone

2. cabuya

Posts: 41; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

I love company that dont give up and keep fighting BB will be fine if they keep there focus on the third place

3. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

Most loyal blackberry users prefer the Q10 over the Z10. Blackberry still have a lot to learn when it comes to touchscreen phone design.

11. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

you're right about most BB user will prefer Q10, but again the market trend right now is tough screen so they shouldn't let go on that! what do you mean "still have a lot to learn when it comes to touchscreen phone design."? you must be kidding right? only here in PA prefer s3's plasticly plastic design other prefer it better coz you dont feel that plastic or cheap like in s3 and also people dont think that you can remove the battery door coz it looks like it is unibody phone! they make gorgeous phones IMO but also FYI!

4. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I wonder about the sales mix, Q10 vs Z10. I still believe that BB adherents are skewed far more towards using a QWERTY keyboard, rather than a virtual one. I doubt that it's 1-to-1, but I expect that's it's far higher than Android's >0.01-to-1 (my wild guess) and Window's Phone or iOS's 0-to-1.

12. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

ofcourse Q10 will be higher than Z10 coz i believe Z10's aim are those iPhone/Android or even WP users since its currently the trend -touchscreen. while Q10 are oviously BB users and those who love to have physical keyboard!

6. kewell69

Posts: 4; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

U guys can keep on milking canada,by d time they open their eyes i'm sure u'll switch to australia*hisses*.

7. duwiegeneral

Posts: 48; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

numbers please!!!!!

9. axllebeer

Posts: 272; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

Things are looking up for BB. Just keep going strong and you will make it Thor!

13. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

BB still selling well not only in Canada and UK even in Gulf, India and some Asian country.


Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Where is Extasy™

15. AlMal

Posts: 29; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

One thing is for sure, not only the smartphones get smarter, but people who sells them too.

17. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

They never release numbers because they are a failure. Close the doors already

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