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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Z3
  • Display 5.0 inches
    960 x 540 pixels
  • Camera 5 MP (Single camera)
    1.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 400, 1.5GB RAM
  • Storage 8GB, microSDHC
  • Battery 2500 mAh
  • OS BlackBerry 10.3

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56 Comments

56. mcwong644

Posts: 13; Member since: Nov 14, 2013

BlackBerry just refuse to acknowledge that consumers want apps. Why not make it easy for them to load android apps instead of complicated side loadings? Tweak the OS to run apk files natively. Then the Z3 will sell like hotcakes.

54. john_love

Posts: 3; Member since: May 02, 2014

As 3 devices users (BB, Android and iOS), you have to admit only iOS (iPhone) are the better of the 3's... BUT the price is very very expensive... so, Google showed up as the savior by creating "cheap" iOS... called Android... BB actually was targetting corporate (business) market due to its security system, not the main stream... but dragged into the main stream market somehow (where most users are looking for entertainments, less work related activities)... BB OS 6 or OS 7 cannot deliver that better than Android... now that OS BB 10 has arrived, BB try to regain the market. I think Z3 can be the right tools for BB users (OS 6 / OS 7) to try OS 10... and also with around Android price level, it could also be attractive enough for Android users to give it a try... Personally, I think John Chen has done a good job to rejunenate Blackberry... We don't want to repeat another "NOKIA" case... It is quite sad to see NOKIA going down (thanks to Elop) note: @Nikolas: are you from Malaysia? It is not common to call Indonesian with Indons, except Malaysian...

55. Chrisyahya

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Nikolas is indonesian too.

49. Chrisyahya

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Blackberry huh? i dont like its design.....

50. StraightEdgeNexus

Posts: 3689; Member since: Feb 14, 2014

Who cares anyway about your opinion. Next time try vaseline.

52. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

You do

53. Chrisyahya

Posts: 59; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

No. Next time try L-men "Ganteng Maksimal" ad from indonesian tv.

40. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Hey buddy your back and Blackberry is still sinking

41. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Hey dude....you're back and BlackBerry is getting still getting better. By this time next year you will have disappeared from every BlackBerry related article because of how well they will be doing.

43. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I'll take your word, I'll come here next year, I've even set up a reminder.

44. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

I'll take your word, I'll come here next year, I've even set up a reminder.

46. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

So nice you had to say it twice? Anyway, you set up that reminder. Make sure you have fork, knife and plate. And be prepared to eat your words.

48. Nikolas.Oliver

Posts: 1574; Member since: Jul 01, 2012

It was an error not that i intentionally did it, wouldn't post my comment so i clicked twice No i won't, you will though. By this very time next year I'll post a reply on your comment, keep that in mind.

51. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

And I will be eagerly awaiting that comment. It will read something like: "Alpha, you were right and I was wrong. I have my knife and fork. Might I also have some salt and pepper to go with those words I must now eat?"

30. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

Wow probably 10 units...

37. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Wow...who cares what you think, troll.

25. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Look arguments aside... how long or what's the guarantee from this point on till EoL for BB's Z line??? I'm fairly certain that it was John Chen himself repeated again and again that future models will be QWERTY prioritized from thereon?

12. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Btw Alan F., there's a difference between "sells out" and "sold out".

11. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Looks nice.

10. diehardnokian

Posts: 148; Member since: Apr 27, 2014

is z3 the z30? or are they different?

38. thealphageek1

Posts: 942; Member since: Feb 02, 2013

Z3 and Z30 are two different handsets.

8. Davcoss

Posts: 6; Member since: Jul 01, 2013

No wonder , i'm from Indonesia and i have to admit that in my country still so many hipster-wannabe and hipster-wannabes in my country are identical with blackberry.

6. KillerKeyboard

Posts: 372; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

How many units?

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.

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