BlackBerry Z10 sells out in India

BlackBerry Z10 sells out in India
BlackBerry is still a big deal in some parts of the world. In India, it took only three days for fresh inventory of the BlackBerry Z10 to sell out in both brick and mortar, and online stores. A report published on Monday states that stores are selling 10 to 15 BlackBerry Z10 units every 30 minutes, with the country running out of stock every 72 hours.

The report cites the low price of 17,990 Rupees ($300 USD) as one of the reasons for the heavy demand. But some retailers are able to maintain sales of the phone at the higher price of 20,000 Rupees ($334 USD). The demand for the Z10 in India is good news for BlackBerry considering that last December, the company took a charge of $2.7 billion to cover the declining value of BlackBerry Z10 handsets collecting dust in the warehouse.

Besides the BlackBerry Z10, the flagship BlackBerry Z30 is also popular in India. The first 'Berry handset to sport a 5 inch screen, the combination of this larger display and the long battery-life (BlackBerry says it will run as long as 25 hours on a single charge), has buyers in India lined up for this model as well. The Z30 is priced at 34,990 Rupees ($583 USD).

Next month, the BlackBerry Z3 will be released in Indonesia before it becomes available in other emerging markets. The Z3 is the first phone to be delivered by Foxconn under the terms of a 5-year contract signed by the contract manufacturer, and BlackBerry. Foxconn designs, produces and stores the phones, while BlackBerry is responsible for delivering the OS. The handset is expected to be priced under $200 USD.


source: BBIN via AllAboutPhones (translated)

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24 Comments

1. aditya.k

Posts: 496; Member since: Mar 10, 2013

Haven't seen a single BB handset around me. But doesn't mean that its not being sold.

21. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

same here bro... wonder where all these folks are hiding

23. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

hiding in a pocket... too shy to show other that they use bb. LOL and most of BB handset right now were used as dumb phone. only for calling and sms.

22. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Maybe you live in a high-salary neighborhood. You need to go to poor area to see bb handset used as a dumb phone (make call & sms only).

2. lucid.brat unregistered

Good for bb...dont give up bb

3. theminolaboy

Posts: 128; Member since: May 18, 2013

Francis Underwood is using an outdated Bold and not a single whine about how its app sucks given his abrasive personality.. hahaha..

24. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

because he only using it as a dumb phone. sms & call only

4. iyngr

Posts: 72; Member since: Jul 14, 2013

e Waste around world dumped in this Sub Continent for lesser price!

5. r3trokiller

Posts: 17; Member since: Mar 30, 2014

I'm thinking to get one, but sure that will be BB Z3 as soon as it arrives.

12. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

I'm waiting Z3 too. Other brands suck in low end segment

7. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Great job, BlackBerry! Selling the Z10 at a reduced price is certainly paying off for them. And the Z30's are moving as well, even at a higher price. Now what BlackBerry needs to do is follow suit with new handsets that they release. Price them lower, and they will sell in huge volumes. Use this tactic to build revenue and gain back market share. Keep up the good work, BlackBerry!

26. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

Selling Z10 at a reduced price is only show that people think bb device is NOT WORTHED the money, and can only be sell cheap.. probably only used for sms and calling.

8. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

First, I'm a BB Fan Boy... But am I the only one that says... 10-15 devises each 30min is not much? Its actually nothing.... they should sell way more to call it a success

14. cen89

Posts: 10; Member since: Nov 14, 2012

Are you serius? 10-15 devices in every single store around the country each 30 min. is not much for you? i think you should recalculate.

17. panjgoori

Posts: 22; Member since: Nov 17, 2012

10-15 devices per store per 30 min is really nothing ? its more than enough for struggling company. really great figures.

10. najib1312

Posts: 155; Member since: May 08, 2013

Here in Malaysia, you can buy a new Blackberry Z10 for as low as RM750 (US$250). Definitely a value-for-money device considering the fact that it gives 2GB RAM, 16GB ROM, HD Display and best of all, support for Android Apps.

27. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

value for money?? You must be joking!!! Z10 is a trash.

11. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

People lined up for this garbage. Give me a break how pathetic

13. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Troll detected.

28. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

You were the troll, and that's why you were banned.

16. kostas12ldb

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 18, 2013

The WorldWideWeb smells like horse-sh1t because of scum such as yourself... How ignorant must someone be in order to call Z10 "garbage"! Maybe you are jealous because you cannot afford one, huh?

19. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Why would I waste my time with so many better phones on the market. I can afford it no problem but I am much smarter to purchase a device like Samsung products than this garbage

20. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

BlackBerry is definitely not garbage. Just because YOU don't like it, doesn't mean that it's bad. Fortunately, NOBODY pays any attention to your troll comments. Don't you have a life? All you do is troll BlackBerry articles. And you know damn well you don't have any money to purchase any phone at all, let alone a smartphone. Stop telling stories.

29. WahyuWisnu

Posts: 1001; Member since: May 29, 2014

bb is a garbage, that's why it's sales number were going down, and right now only 1.6 million device in 1 quarter, compared to 2 years ago of 10 million device in 1 quarter.

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