BlackBerry announces one partner has ordered 1 million BB10 devices

BlackBerry announces one partner has ordered 1 million BB10 devices
Maybe BlackBerry isn't as close to dead as we once believed, at least not in the enterprise segment, because the company shocked us today by announcing that an unnamed partner has ordered 1 million BlackBerry 10 devices. That may well amount to having all of your eggs in one basket, but at least for now it is a sign of life from BlackBerry.

This order marks the largest ever single purchase order in BlackBerry’s history, but we don't know much about it. BlackBerry has said that the smartphones will begin shipping to the partner today, but we don't know if the order is for just the BlackBerry Z10, or if the order includes future releases like the Q10. BlackBerry goes on to say in the announcement that those who have been using the Z10 have given "hugely positive feedback". 

The news of the large purchase led to the second big jump in BlackBerry stock in as many days. BlackBerry's shares gained over 8% in afternoon trading to finish the day at $15.65. 

source: BlackBerry

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33 Comments

2. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Everyone should ask himself why BlackBerry announced that one partner has ordered 1 million BB10 devices but even can't name it? Why for BlackBerry is so important to spread that message? Why BlackBerry is so hard trying to convince us that everyone is buying BlackBerry phones as hot cakes? In my opinion BlackBerry is frustrated talking about current BlackBerry phones and just desperately trying to increase a hype. Usually when company has good sales, there is no reason to convince all around because everyone already can see that...

7. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

The ain't Apple or Samsung that boasts and brags about how many they sold....BlackBerry is taking their time moreover wait until march 28 when the Announce their quarter results. ..

13. lucasho2312

Posts: 32; Member since: Feb 10, 2013

Apple doesn't boast their revenue or profit. They were forced to announce their revenue yet they underestimate it. In terms of profit, they gave a number which is even higher than that of MS plus Samsung but one can easily say thats somewhere one tenth they actually made. You dont want the world know you're rich. They let the world say Apple is going down, Samsung dominates, MS revives or whatever. Money is drawn into Apple's pocket.

18. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Of coarse blackberry is gonna brag. it's a new software and new phone. They have to let the public know how they are doing and I want to know as well so screw you.......Iphone and samsung have been out for long enough why would they brag? It's selling woohoo good...but we don't care so go comment on a samsung post u pain in the ass

24. MrJerry

Posts: 403; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

Exactly Unnamed company ordered 1mil BB10 Just wonder how is that possible Not only 1 mil is too big number for any company in the world, but also it is a bing decision to make but no one knows except for BB itself? If the unnamed company wanted it to be secret, why the hell BB announced it? It just doesnt make sense all the way around

28. drdaly

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

1mil. Is way too big order to be announced and then the whole world discover its a lie!! If they lie they will lie a good one like saying: orders from several parters reached 1 million then it would be a good lie, now they're announcing it like that..., i can't imagine anything but being the truth.

33. axllebeer

Posts: 271; Member since: Apr 05, 2011

Disclosure agreement perhaps?

3. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

and that partner will regret that decision soon enough...

6. nikenturd unregistered

That was an imaginary partner. I find this news too fishy

8. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

You find it fishy because it didn't come from Samsung or Apple. ...fan boi mad as hell...

4. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It's probably Lenovo and the 1M BB10 is the entire company from talent to toilet.

9. Armor

Posts: 52; Member since: Dec 06, 2011

GO BLACKBERRY!!!!!!!

11. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Let the haters continue to hate cos BlackBerry is back and to stay this time... I don't know of any company that will survive a whole year without releasing a flagship device..Apple and Samsung should try the same and go Bankruptcy. ...

14. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

LOL! Do you relly think that by revenues world's largest information technology company (Samsung) go bankrupt if won't release any flagship smartphone in interval of one year? :DDD

19. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

Apple and Samsung don't have the balls to release a brand new OS cuz they got no new ideas hahaha

22. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I don't see a logic in your statement...

31. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

That's cuz u choose to not understand it

32. Xtasy

Posts: 284; Member since: Jan 13, 2013

All samsung does is come out with bigger screens and features that are useless...Iphone 5 has same boring OS with a few updates added to it

25. clark

Posts: 51; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

Yes Blackberry is back today with the worst BB10 maps (worse than iOS maps) limited features and apps and all swipe amd touch OS copied from Meego (Nokia N9) and yes Blackberry is back nowadays by being a cppycat. Is that what you are proud for BB fanboy? Shame..shame..shame

29. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

They are not going to stay. They are just dying a slow death and it cannot come soon enough

12. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

In a city of population 4 million that i am in, the BB official joint had just 15 sets of Z10. 13 got sold on first day and it went out of stock on 2nd day. Stock replenishment time 10 days. Yes Demand is HUGEEEEEEEEE :D :D :D

15. BBGrind

Posts: 50; Member since: Jan 17, 2012

SMFH, HATERS wow. what you all have to loose or gain???????

16. drnggaj33

Posts: 127; Member since: Feb 29, 2012

bb has a very good os i played with the phone easy to use plus has a battery to take out and sd card slot all plus and im a andriod guy plus i worked for verizon and now att

20. Edmund

Posts: 656; Member since: Jul 13, 2012

and smart investors will be dumping their shares in 3...2...1...

21. Timmehor

Posts: 599; Member since: Mar 09, 2013

Blackberry are literally living off the Business and Enterprise market, its been their strongest market sector since the beginning!

26. a_tumiwa

Posts: 393; Member since: Mar 16, 2012

i guess it is Telkomsel Selluler of Indonesia. it`s not that hard to sell 1 million blackberry in indonesia

30. apiskula

Posts: 578; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

I think that meant to say 1 device.

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