BlackBerry Z3 pre-order inventory sells out for three Indonesian carriers
The BlackBerry Z3 is the first model to come out of a five year deal between contract manufacturer Foxconn and BlackBerry. Low-end phones for the emerging markets are designed, produced and warehoused by Foxconn, with BlackBerry providing the OS. Both firms will split the profits.
While the initial model does not support LTE connectivity, there is talk of such a device being on the way, Meanwhile, some Indonesian carriers are offering the phone for as low as $120 on contract.
While this seems to mean that the regime of John Chen is off to a good start, the same thing seemed to take place when early reports said that the BlackBerry Z10 launch was a success for then CEO Thorsten Heins last year. But it was all downhill from there, and by the end of the year, Heins was out and Chen was in.
Besides Elevenia, the two other Indonesian carriers that sold out of their BlackBerry Z3 pre-order inventory are Jeruknipis and Globalteleshop.
source: BerryFlow via BerryReview