BlackBerry Z10 will arrive to U.S. no earlier than mid-March

BlackBerry Z10 will arrive to U.S. no earlier than mid-March
The BlackBerry Z10 is the hottest BlackBerry 10 device that RIM now known as BlackBerry has just unveiled, but it won’t be available in the United States until mid-March 2013. The bad news has almost instantly hit BlackBerry stock and it’s gone down a few percentage points.

The Z10 will launch later this week in the U.K. and Canada, but for some reason the U.S. market, the company’s largest, will not get the flagship BlackBerry 10 device for more than a month.

BlackBerry chief executive Thorsten Heins himself confirmed this, so it’s definitely a fact, and not one speaking good for RIM, especially given the delay of BlackBerry 10 and how competitive Android and iOS are right now. It is what it is, though.

source: WSJ

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Z10
  • 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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36 Comments

1. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

RIM please learn from your competitors and from your past mistakes. Why on earth would you have waited till March to release your first handset in the U.S???? SMH RIM you haven't learn a damn thing from your past!!

2. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

US is not the only and most profitable market...................DUUUUUUUHHH!

6. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

I concur, but at the sametime the US consumers particularly the Business/Enterprise demographic accounts for the majority of RIM's sales. This is a huge mistake and misstep on RIM's part. It will comeback to haunt them in a significant way. RIM had enough time to work through the supply and demand ratio for the world markets.

7. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Don't you think that if it made up the majority of it's sales, the focus would be in US? Check out Nokia, they failed by only concentrating in the US market while neglecting all their other gold mines.

15. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Not necessarily true. Nokia's issue was that they release a lower supply for the Lumia 920 handsets. Nokia wasn't anticipating the demand to be so high in other segmented markets. Therefore Nokia now has to ramp up production to meet the demand for the Lumia 920. Nokia will pump up production and you will see more handsets release with 2 weeks from now. What I merely annoyed by with RIM is that they ha dthe best position coming in late they should have worked this through more concisely!!

17. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Selling 20000 devices and calling it high demand is outrageous. Nokia subsidized the phone too much in order to get any sales with the hated WP, and yet they'll lose to BB which protect and promote their own sweaty labour. That's how it's done. Even the N9 is proof of Elop's s**tty decision.

25. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

@picka_vi_materina : if nokia was subsiding the phone too much, they would have not come out with a profit this quarter!!!! 20000 devices????! wow ,u r really not following any news, its 700000. although not much compared to apple and samsung, it s good for company that disappeared from the us for almost 5 years plus nokia sold more wp's in the us than htc(which has the name advantage plus more carrier availabilty and realtionships in the us over nokia). now that's impressive

33. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

20000 was just an example if you didn't figure it out. 700000 is a joke for old Nokia. Today's Nokia is not even 10% the size it was prior to Elop. Operating costs and turning profit are so much easier to achieve. And by gaining US, they lost the world, which was their gold mine. US was never profitable for Nokia. US =/= World

26. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

First of all Nokia sold 4.4 Million units of Windows Phone devices (Lumia 920) last quarter. THough some of those sales came from the Symbian shares, Nokia is a huge conglomerate and has many sales divisions. Nokia if you haven't heard ha sjust turn back to profitability. If selling a few amount of devices to supply the market share is a bad thing then its capital gain is a GREAT thing for the long run.

31. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Turning profit while cutting so much of their operating costs, wooooooooow.......well done, Elop. 4.4 million? N8 sold that much and even more single handedly, and yeah, running Symbian. Elop, you rock. And why didn't that idiot report N9 sales last year compared to all of the Lumia sales?

18. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

@cardiwpfan : so true !!!

16. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

failed???! u r not following the news, r u?? hello ,they have just turned out of the red!! all os's that succeeded always began the US. a simple example is symbian where it never got the love of developers because it was never popular in the us. an os to succeed, it has to be popular everywhere but specifically the US!! btw i am not a us citizen or ever have been to the us

19. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

And that's why Symbian ruled for a decade, because it had no sales in the US. It failed, not because of US, but because of bad management inside Nokia and the popular Trojan Horse that came in the right time killing of MeeGo, Maemo, Symbian and the N9.

23. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

You are aware that Symbian was a dying platform right. Nokia realized that in the end Symbian was going to loose sales and hence joined forces with Microsoft. To me that was the best option and I ma glad they went with Windows Phone. Though Windows Phone has its flaws it still ha stime to correct them. Nokia is going with Differentiation over following others.

28. muhsen

Posts: 281; Member since: Jun 07, 2012

@ CardiWPfan, u r right @ picka_vi_materina symbian was failure in the us alot b4 elop came to nokia. symbian or meego would never succeed as they didn't win the hearts of developers unlike wp which is picking up in apps now, proof to that is wp reached 100,000 app limit b4 android did.

30. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I'll let you have that one and sleep like a baby tonight knowing that WP had a better chance in direct contact with MeeGo. Symbian was redone in Qt and was meant to stay in midrange, while MeeGo and Meltemi were planned for high and low ranges, respectively.

34. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Agree.

3. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Lol just like the playbook... And like the playbook will be burried in between new awesome android phones and who knows what else

8. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Playbook will be updated to BB10 and will sell like hotcakes until a new tablet.

4. msa1988

Posts: 418; Member since: Mar 30, 2010

RIM, what are you doing?? How can it take so long to release a product? Time is not on their side. How can they launch tomorrow in Europe but can't launch in the states for another month and a half? I was excited for BB10, but this will be the death of them. Completely inexcusable...

10. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

I completely agree with your sentiments. This is a colossal mistake on RIM's part. RIM had enough time to work out the distribution kinks for Blackberry 10. There is no excuse for this misstep. RIM must not realize the MWC is in a mere 2 weeks and most of us are anticipating the new onslaught of technology coming through. SMH best of luck.

5. akbarkool

Posts: 42; Member since: Nov 06, 2012

RIP RIM?? KIDDING ITS KOOOL BUT NOKIA IS BETTER

9. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

But........Microsoft sucks...

11. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

Not totally. Microsoft do suck in some area's and excel in others lol!!

14. picka_vi_materina

Posts: 174; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

In what? Lying about storage capacity on a 1000 euro device?

36. c1pher

Posts: 9; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

blind blackberry fanboy. every company has it;s own good and bad thing. you must be thinking that RIM is god huh?

12. CardiWPfan

Posts: 129; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

You damn right Nokia is better!! I love Nokia!!

13. Derekjeter

Posts: 1471; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

RIM wanted to release tomorrow but like always US carriers are going to ruined the phones by adding the BLOATWARE like verizons VZNAVIGATOR which nobody uses. Give it for the US.

24. TheMan

Posts: 494; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

I totally agree. It's not The-Canadians-Formerly-Know-as-RIM's fault that U.S. carriers require their own stamp on every phone, which delays launch, removes features, adds bloatware, and generally pisses off users. Remember the S III was delayed three months in the U.S.

20. Derekjeter

Posts: 1471; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Blackberry did not show how the NFC will work on the phones they did not specify what the camera on the phone would carry. Im excited for them but they left a lot of information out in the presentation. I hate Apple but their iCRAP has good presentation.

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