BlackBerry Z3 enjoys strong launch weekend in Indonesia

BlackBerry Z3 enjoys strong launch weekend in Indonesia
The BlackBerry Z3 is apparently off to a great start in Indonesia. The phone, the first to roll off the Foxconn assembly line as part of BlackBerry's five-year deal with the contract manufacturer, has been sold out in Jakarta. BlackBerry has been promoting the device with television ads and has converted the city's Central Park Mall into a giant BlackBerry Z3 store. BlackBerry even has a counter in the park, showing a running total of Z3 units that have been sold there. So far, more than 1250 units were snatched up at Jakarta's Central Park.

Under BlackBerry's deal with Foxconn, the later designs, manufacturers, and stores entry-level BlackBerry models for the emerging markets. BlackBerry adds the OS and its illustrious name. BlackBerry CEO John Chen says that there are four new models in the works, including the old-school BlackBerry Classic. That model includes the largest touchscreen ever used on a QWERTY-equipped 'Berry at 3.5 inches. It will also feature a trackpad, and function keys just like the ones on grand-dad's old 'Berry.

BlackBerry itself has provided some pictures of the BlackBerry Z3's launch weekend. The company is hoping that it doesn't see a repeat of what happened when both the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 launched last year. BlackBerry touted strong sales of both models when they were each released. And yet, by the end of 2013 the company had to write off a massive amount of Z10 units gathering dust in the warehouse.

source: BlackBerry, Crackberry

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