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BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Torch outselling BlackBerry Z10 on Amazon

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BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Torch outselling BlackBerry Z10 on Amazon
This is not turning out to be the U.S.launch of the BlackBerry Z10 that CEO Thorsten Heins had been dreaming about. Consider the response at Amazon, which has the BlackBerry Z10 in stock and ready to to be shipped for $199.99 with a signed two-year pact. How embarrassing would it be for BlackBerry if we told you that the Z10 did not even make the AT&T Top 100 smartphones on Amazon's list? And suppose we told you that beating out the first BlackBerry 10 handset is the Sony Ericsson W580i, made by a company that is no longer around.

The top ranking 'Berry on Amazon's Top 100 for AT&T is the BlackBerry Torch
Even worse is the news that the BlackBerry Curve 8520 is number 67 and the  flagship 'Berry before the Z10, the BlackBerry Bold 9900 is number 38. The highest ranking 'Berry is the BlackBerry Torch 9810 at number 21 on a list dominated by Android models like the Samsung Galaxy S III and the Samsung GALAXY Note II.

Perhaps BlackBerry misjudged the market and should have released the QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10 first. That is the model that BlackBerry could have pointed to as having something that even the Samsung Galaxy S III and Samsung GALAXY Note II didn't have. CEO Thorsten Heins had best have a Plan B ready because at this point, no amount of spin is going to turn the BlackBerry Z10 into lemonade.

source: Amazon via WMPoweruser

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