BlackBerry Z3 pre-order inventory sells out for three Indonesian carriers

BlackBerry Z3 pre-order inventory sells out for three Indonesian carriers
As we told you on Sunday, the BlackBerry Z3 is now available to be pre-ordered in Indonesia. Already, three carriers in the country are reporting that they have been sold out of the new BlackBerry 10 model. In fact, it took all of seven hours for the limited Jakarta Edition of the phone to sell out at Elevenia. The Jakarta Edition of the phone has Jakarta inscribed on the back of the device.

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

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56 Comments

1. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

No wonder, vast majority of indons are blind bb fanboys, shouldn't come as a surprise

2. Chrisyahya

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Lol funny XD

14. Manti123

Posts: 207; Member since: Apr 10, 2014

Highly doubt it.. How many units.? I heard the same story about Z10 in 2013 February and March. Many users found BB10 excellent platfrom, but selling less than 5 Millions units in more than one year clearly indicats that BB10 is an epic fail. At least in terms of selling rate. BlackBerry should phase out hardware and focus more on BES and BBM They are burning a lot of cash in handsets division

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I heard the pre-orders for the three different carriers were for 7, 11, and 13 units. It is a huge win for Blackberry and John Chen is jetting out to have giant victory celebration.

39. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

I don't believe that for one instant. Supply links, please.

18. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

BTW, I like your company ideas. I would suggest that BlackBerry buy Cyanogen and make open source secure ROMs for Android phones. BB has the security expertise and could layer their value added servies on top of these secure open source ROMs. There is going to be a huge increase in quality Chinese Android phones and if BB wants to grow again, it needs to be part of this growth wave.

34. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

I don't doubt it at all, Manti. And it is an excellent platform. And while BlackBerry is having trouble in the consumer space, they rule the enterprise space. The newer handsets coming out from BlackBerry are geared towards specific regions and clientele. And they will be priced well to sell. They are already focusing on BES and BBM, but they shouldn't give up on the hardware division yet. With the deal with Foxconn in place, the cash burn will be minimal, if any, due to Foxconn taking the aby hits in inventory.

3. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

I didn't expect you to pop here. Because this is in your face.

4. Chrisyahya

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hahah

5. NotAGeek

Posts: 279; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

What are you,a butthurt fanboy?This is country where even street food vendors use BB.It's still very popular here,and most people use their phones for BBM,not for the apple and samsung logo on the back

20. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Not a fanboy, just stating some facts here.

35. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

There is absolutely nothing factual about what you're posting. You're just a troll.

7. DigitalJedi_X

Posts: 202; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

And here you are... TROLLING another BlackBerry post. John Chen must really have you butthurt. You're nothing more than a blind Android fanboy. You give true Android supporters like myself a bad name.

9. Killua

Posts: 270; Member since: Nov 25, 2013

Not sure why you called it "vast majority" when the users are already declining from the past couple years.

21. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Vast majority as in the people who already have a blackberry

27. Chrisyahya

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

yep. only who lives in ondonesia will know it. (sorry for my bad english)

13. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Hopefully, they will announce numbers instead of that vague sold out phenomenon. We previously heard news about Z10 and Q10 sold out, and later turned to be billions of dollars writing down of inventory Z10 piles collecting dust.

15. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

You mean like those lumias especially that 6" brick and that yellow tint camera.

16. Johnnokia

Posts: 1158; Member since: May 27, 2012

Why are you posting irrelevant comments here??? This article is about BlackBerry and not Nokia. We are expressing our opinions on whatever topic. Go to Lumia articles and post that. Stop trolling and get a life dude.

22. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

Yellow tint hahahahah as if blackberry phones had a great camera

36. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Vast majority of Android phones do not have good cameras either, troll.

42. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

How much did blackberry pay you?

45. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Probably about the same amount that Google pays you.

28. Chrisyahya

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

lol yellow tint camera is so 2012. update your nokia camera firmware before its too late :p

33. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

That was the old regime, John. John Chen has been extremely transparent and straightforward. With him in charge of BlackBerry, we will get actual numbers.

19. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

It's been selling out because: - The specs are respectable for a low end sub $200 device (5", 1.5 Gb RAM, SD Card). - Blackberry still have some name in Indonesia. Although it's been diminishing quite rapidly. - People are crazy about Preorder discount in Indonesia. - For a limited number, it's been sold at 25% discount-off contract! Some even more with contract. - The design is not that bad. In fact, from the leak photos I do find it better looking than some of the Galaxies. - The distributors didn't stock up that much. - This is a special edition after all. Ones with the "Jakarta" inscribed at the back of the device.

23. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I won't be buying it even if i were in the market for a cheap device because only hipster wannabe teenagers will buy one here, that'd hurt my reputation

24. DerryAhmad

Posts: 296; Member since: May 05, 2012

Good for you. Some of the friends and colleagues who's interested in buying the Z3 usually buy the low/mid end phones for communications. You must be mistaken for the condition several years ago. Hipster wannabe teenagers are into Android and iPhones these days. Cheap android phones is flooding the market in Indonesia.

26. Zeeya

Posts: 331; Member since: Mar 17, 2013

you again... 1379 posts = no hobby, no life,...

29. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

No hobby, excuse me? What the f*ck am i doing on this website?

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