Canadian retailer WirelessWave says BlackBerry Z10 demand is real

Canadian retailer WirelessWave says BlackBerry Z10 demand is real
Who do we believe? One one hand, we have a Canadian retailer saying that the BlackBerry Z10 was its most popular handset in February and was a very hot item on launch day. On the other hand, we have brokerage analysts saying that it is a trick and thanks to the use of small inventory, a buzz was created by using manufactured sell outs.

Now it is not as though either side doesn't have a particular ax to grind. You did read where we said that the retailer involved, WirelessWave, is a Canadian firm, didn't you? And most of the analysts who have tried to prove that BlackBerry used sleight of hand to produce the sell outs, have been talking down the stock since it started to rise before the introduction of BlackBerry 10. So the truth is, we don't know the truth. Other analysts on the Seeking Alpha investment web site have been adhering to the idea that heavy demand has been seen for the new BlackBerry model.

We should get a truer picture of what's what when the BlackBerry Z10 launches in the U.S. next month. Even then, many believe that U.S. BlackBerry fans, more accustomed to that supercalifragilistic physical QWERTY on devices like the BlackBerry Bold 9930, will hold out for the more familiar form factor of the BlackBerry Q10. And while this is going on, as we told you, Steve Wozniak thinks BlackBerry will end up as another Android handset manufacturer.

Meanwhile, Canadian retailer WirelessWave did say that the BlackBerry Z10 launch day sales set a new record for the store and noted that, "We are thrilled with the launch success of the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone in Canada. In fact, it was more than 50% better than any other launch day in our history in Canada." The device remains the top selling model for the entire month of February at the chain.


source: Crackberry (1), (2)

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19 Comments

1. INF1N1TY

Posts: 14; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I do not like analysis. They seem to be wrong most of the time. So, with that said, I'll believe the retailer.

7. exhibit.A

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

Let us see the EXHIBIT A... shall we... BB web view in CANADA according to statcounter.com gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_os-CA-weekly-201301-201​308 Dec 31 2012 - Jan 06 2013 ..... 12.26% Jan 07 - 13 2013 ..................... 12.57% Jan 14 - 20 2013 ..................... 12.37% Jan 21 - 27 2013 ..................... 11.93% (going down before bb10?) Jan 28 - Feb 03 2013 .............. 11.78% (BB10 launched??) Feb 04 - 10 2013 ..................... 11.67% Feb 11 - 17 2013 ..................... 13.59% (increase???) Feb 18 - 24 2013 ...................... 10.97% (DOWN!!! DOWN!!!) My guess... after BB10 launch, some of BB enthusiast went over to other platform because they fell BB10 would not satisfied them, thus it goes down from 12%-ish to 11%-ish after BB10 were introduced. BB then doing a big push on Feb 11-17, thus the usage percentage of BB went up.... PEOPLE WERE TRYING the BB10 anywhere (store, etc) After that (Feb 18-24)... the percentage is going down... it's a sign that real BB user were FLEEING the BB platform Now let's go to exhibit B. BB webview in UNITED KINGDOM gs.statcounter.com/#mobile_os-GB-weekly-201301-201​308 after the introduction of BB10, the WEB VIEW of BB lost 5% from 19%-20% to 14% and never recover.!!! Conclusion... BB10 were a failure.

8. max9777

Posts: 78; Member since: Dec 11, 2011

The stock has nothing to do with people fleeing to a different platform, it's all about speculation.. Just because you believe BB10 is a failure does not mean it is. Back when I got a BB Tablet as a gift, aside from apple it was 2nd with best operating system(as in stability, multi tasking wise, QNX system all the way), only downfall was lack of apps. Now they do have apps, and I can see blackberry slowly pick up the pace, especially if they keep coming out with high end phones. Also, if you do research on QNX base platform, you would notice how many car industries are investing in the software for their new high end luxury cars. If BB can play their cards right they can pull it off, and come back as a major player.

14. exhibit.A

Posts: 3; Member since: Feb 26, 2013

You really a typical BB user. I don't post any STOCK... I repeat... I don't post any STOCK price. I POST WEB USAGE PATERN!!! I POST WEB USAGE PATERN!!! I POST WEB USAGE PATERN!!! Which is a PROFF that BB USER WERE FLEEING!!! Maybe your brain is slow.... so I repeat. I POST a STATISTIC THAT PROFF BB10 is A FAILURE.

9. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

So, what's your point? All the crap you just post are analyst's reports which everyone with half a brain know, are speculations. Smae retarded analysts gave Android and so may other inventions no chance.

2. wendygarett unregistered

Yeah right, says the CANADIAN retailer, fail!!!

15. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The only "fail" is everything that comes out of your mouth... Sorry out from the device you type these cynical posts on.

3. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

helloo, of course it is... in canada, for canadians ...

12. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

That's where you are wrong. People use whatever they are comfortable with. Does not matter where the product is made. Not everyone is techy. We all can't like and use same products. That's how life is. In case you don't like that, understand that others have a right to choose.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

What demand?

11. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The only demand you see and notice is the one that hypes Apple products. Bias is written all over you.

13. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

itoys

5. ajac09

Posts: 1482; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

The only demand is to for them to put back in the back room and make room for better phones coming soon

6. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

American analyst all trashing up canadian company hoping it fails but guess what I like BBRY strategy whether it is carriers fault or not but releasing this phones were you are still very valuable and with a very strong market share is the right decision.. Before it finally launches here, Mr Heins will surely comeout with the number of Z10 sold and prove to America that the world doesn't revolve around it..(There are so many blackberry haters in the USA I still don't know what blackberry did to them) PS still waiting on the Q10 I want to own the two blackberry models...The Z10 by far has been the most stable device I ever used.. I don't know for some reason the Z10 given out to reviewers on it's launch day is nothing close to the final retail been sold in stores that's why the all complain about software glitches and what not.

10. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

Understand that unlike the rest of the world, they follow "the crowd'.

18. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

The Z10 is the best phone I've ever used. I have one from Canada, and it's absolutely the best UI of any phone. I'm selling my Samsung S3 as soon as Verizon gets the Q10. My S3 is a great phone and it's pristine, but it doesn't have BB10, so it's going. Ebay username 'fatheracid'

16. nikenturd unregistered

It's already severely outdated...and it hasnt even landed on the US ...BB can daydream all they want nothings wrong with that to boost their morale lol

19. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

you haven't used it

17. winter_hat

Posts: 110; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

Everyone who posts comments saying that the strong sales are false, or that BB10 is going to fail, has not tried the phone. Rest your fat typing fingers, the OS is amazing and the phone is soooooo smooth, it will sell many, many millions no matter how much you lie. You can say it sucks, write it sucks, yell it from your rooftop...the fact of the matter is, it doesn't. It's stunning.

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