BlackBerry Curve and BlackBerry Torch outselling BlackBerry Z10 on Amazon

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.

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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  • Display 4.2" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(10h 3G talk time)

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77 Comments

1. Mr.Mr.Upgrade

Posts: 474; Member since: Aug 30, 2011

Lol funny blackberry is done

24. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

You people are annoying lol get a life

2. Android4u

Posts: 456; Member since: Aug 16, 2012

So Mr.heins...what's plan b?

6. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Android™ ®©

25. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Andoid sucks and QNX is way better and smarter

75. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Yeah really...what are you high?

63. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

LOL. Android? Really bro? x(

43. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Take more stupid pills? 'Cause not releasing a Qwerty edition BB for your most loyal customers has to rank as one of the more stupidest decisions Heins has made. Interesting how the BBs that are selling all have Qwerty keyboards.

72. jsdechavez

Posts: 799; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

I think Plan B is to market Blackberry features to Android Play Store and MS Marketplace..

74. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Go out of business!

3. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

Well, Maybe it's because the new BlackBerry isn't release yet?. Give BlackBerry a chance to put the device in the hands of regular user..gosh

27. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Thank YOU!!! omg people like to hate and bash something they never tried...It's NEW chill out people

76. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I wouldn't take that piece of crap if they gave me one free!

4. joey18

Posts: 668; Member since: Jul 20, 2010

yesterday i saw the phone at att store but same istory windows phone is nice but not for me i'm waiting for the gs4 and the iphone 5s 2 years contract for some blackberry i'm not so imprece sense the the blackberry storm fail i think the z10 will fail againg

7. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

True i'm waiting for the S4 but not the iP5s™

64. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

s4 is crap old boring design with stupid s feautures....get xperia Z or htc one

28. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

What does storm have anything to do with this OS u mad ignorant...Trying it at the store does nothing! i tried it too and hardly got a chance to test anything but loved it so far...all u trying to do is show proof to the people...OH i tried it and it's another itoy...STUPID!!!

5. belovedson

Posts: 1061; Member since: Nov 30, 2010

its only been a week?

8. MC1123

Posts: 1256; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i actually see this one coming.. .well its because of the price. but Z10 is selling better anywher... i really need Mr. Heins to think about this on US market.. i really believe that they need to do the same approach of what nokia did to US to gain back their market share!

9. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I think part of why the Z10 is failing to sell well is because of hardware. BB10 might not need quad core processors and 1080p displays, but to the people who don't know a lot about phones they don't know that, they think every phone needs quad core processors to run lag free. It's sad, I've heard great things about BB10 and i can't stop but feel sorry for Blackberry.

11. tatail

Posts: 261; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

I have the phone and quite impressed with what I have.. My previous phone was GN and the only thing that I miss from that phone was GT and Viber.. The build quality and the OS is amazing on this phone..

30. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Ye cuz what people need is a quad core processor running in their heads lol and get some research done and try the thing out...but i mean really try it out and not like Joey18 said "I tried it and it's another itoy" haha very funny Joey u sound like a shmuck

65. SmartPhoneStream

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I have tried it out, i never once said that BB10 was a bad OS, i actually quite like it, the only reason i won't get it is becuase it's to centered on gestures

10. bigbmc26

Posts: 43; Member since: May 10, 2012

Lol, wow! The phone is only available through one carrier, for God's sake and has only been on sale for one day in the US! So what if it isn't in the top 100 on Amazon. No one expected a Apple/Samsung craze over the phone. Are you guys really that hard up for BlackBerry hate stories? I bought my Z10 unlocked and absolutely love it. I'm typing this reply on the beautiful web browser right now. Give something different a chance. What is wrong with people? /rant

13. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

its ok to be different...sadly that weren't the case...BB try too hard to be like anybody else by releasing that Z10 instead of Q10, thats why they won't get a chance

33. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Ye and cuz they tried so hard it got them the best and most powerful OS...but your mind is so brainwashed with all the hype that u can't see clear...You u need an eye doc? cuz i can help u with that lol

41. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

lol, if i need to check my eyes, you clearly need to check your whole head, cause not only your eyes got a huge problems, your brain is worse. Z10 is android/ios wannabe.. pure and simple. they even 'borrow' android apps.

29. shikroi

Posts: 187; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

The lumia 920's first week amazon ranking disagrees with you.

31. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Another blackberry fan :) i'm getting mine when tmobile gets it

77. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Why would you even consider BB10 it is pure garbage!

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