Data suggests that Verizon is selling twice as many Nokia Lumia 928 units than BlackBerry Z10 models

Data suggests that Verizon is selling twice as many Nokia Lumia 928 units than BlackBerry Z10 models
Considering the iOS/Android duopoly, the best that Windows Phone and BlackBerry can hope for is third place in the battle for mobile supremacy. The recent launch of the Nokia Lumia 928 by Verizon has proven to be a successful one for the carrier. As we told you on Saturday, based on information gleaned by Alan Mendelevich at mobile ad network Adduplex, the introduction of the exclusive Nokia Lumia 928 has made Big Red the top Windows Phone 8 retailer in the states.

The battle for third place may seem like a loser's fight except that it does make a big difference in determining which phones will be backed by carriers, most willing to heavily promote three platforms. Developers are more willing to write for the third most popular platform than the fourth most popular, so this isn't a frivolous battle no matter how you slice it.

While Windows Phone 8 has been doing well for Verizon, the real question is how the Nokia Lumia 928 has been doing against the BlackBerry Z10. And while it isn't a perfect representation of sales data, we can look at the number of reviews left on Verizon's web site as a quick and dirty way to see how popular the two models are. After all, the reviews are, by definition, written by those who own the phone. And while the BlackBerry Z10 has more reviews than the Nokia Lumia 928 by a score of 197 to 143, we need to take into consideration that the all-touch BlackBerry Z10 has been on the market for longer than the Nokia model.

Taking the raw score and dividing by the number of days it has been on the market reveals that in the 79 days that the first BlackBerry 10 model has been available from Verizon, it averaged 2.5 reviews a day. The Nokia Lumia 928 has averaged 6 reviews a day for the 24 days it has been available from Big Red. The reviews for the Nokia model were also higher at 4.9 stars versus 4.4 stars for the Z10. Of course, the real test will come when the QWERTY equipped BlackBerry Q10 launches at Verizon stores on Monday (it has been available online since late last week). Most BlackBerry fans tend to prefer the physical BlackBerry keyboard on the model over the virtual keyboard on the BlackBerry Z10.

As of Sunday morning, 98% of those who reviewed the Nokia Lumia 928 on Verizon's website said that they would recommend the device vs. 88% who would recommend the BlackBerry Z10.


source: Verizon (1), (2) via WMPoweruser

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Z10
  • Display 4.2" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 1800 mAh(10h 3G talk time)
Lumia 928
  • Display 4.5" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8.7 MP / 1.2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Plus, Dual-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 2000 mAh(17h 3G talk time)

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32 Comments

1. jaychildz

Posts: 144; Member since: May 31, 2013

Who's buying either one of those crap phones with no features?!

2. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

True™ Only Nokia fans and BB fans will, not the consumers! No wonder there both indecline on marketshare

5. papss unregistered

I could have bet that your sorry butt would be here commenting.. If you asked you lovely mother she may buy you a new phone if you wanted one that bad.

6. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

I doubt that WP is seeing declining market share. BB otoh is seeing a decline in its market share as BB customers move on after their contract expires. MS appears to have won the battle for 3rd place in the smartphone market. The question is only whether BB can construct a survival business model or whether it goes the way of someone like Palm.

8. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

So true Doug. WP is definitely growing strong. Blackberry on the other hand seems doomed minus the fact of Government and Business use. Blackberry may survive but maybe on such a small scale where businesses may buy direct from RIM. Im still not sure why WP has haters. The OS is so smooth and the App market is growing fast. Not much to hate here. Too many Fandroids I suppose.

11. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Has no apps and games To restricted No dev supports No jailbreak Pathetic platform Here in UK all the major shops and banks rely on ios android, not that pathetic platform. O no quadcore O the list continues on and on ®"POS™

14. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

You live in the same country as I do?!

15. papss unregistered

I'd be embarrassed to say that.

20. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

More like shame and disgrace using a living dead platform and brand! SAMSUNG SONY LG ANDROID HTC FTW™

19. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

UK™®© FTW

16. WakaFlakaD

Posts: 576; Member since: Apr 30, 2011

Since your SN is Troll, you deserve a thumb up!

27. Sav1oR

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

I knew you were a wanker

22. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

So what you're saying is that a Nokia fan is not a consumer. So what is it then? Who is buying up all those shiny handsets?

25. jaychildz

Posts: 144; Member since: May 31, 2013

I see we got THUMBED DOWN! but when's the last time you heard someone in a phone store ask for a Nokia or BB?! I'd nuy an iPod for a phone before i go BB lol im a flagship fanboy #EVOLOVE

26. Sav1oR

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

People who can afford it, Jamal. Since your kind are with Cricket. Your kind gets the $100 fragmented Sh1tdroid.

3. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

So they sold 10?

9. Ruckus

Posts: 286; Member since: Oct 20, 2011

We haven't sold any Z10s... but Lumia 928s on the other hand are selling better than most Android models (minus the Galaxy lineup lol). We've lost sales due to being sold out at times.

13. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Soon they found out taking it home, playing it around for a day, that it hardly had any apps and games. So half of them buyers returned them®

21. cheeseycheeser

Posts: 413; Member since: Mar 24, 2011

Lumia 928 seems like a really cool phone, but it's probably not hard to outsell the Z10

10. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Yeap looks like they had 10 or 12 in stock ®

4. bulgyjj

Posts: 27; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

Wow look who the first moron fanboys commenting on a subject that they seem to dislike. Shows how pathetic your lives are honestly. Cheeseycheeser if you actually knew how to read and comprehend you would see there were more than ten . I think your my space OS is calling you to tweak yet another useless icon.

7. kaliil10

Posts: 146; Member since: May 16, 2012

Why I shouldn't buy Nokia WP when it has everything I want like Facebook,whatsApp, twitter, instagram (instance better than the official instagram), my local bank, YouTube, Pandora, IE, thousands of games, offline mapping (navigation) great camera, high quality hardware and beautiful smooth software.

12. speckledapple

Posts: 902; Member since: Sep 29, 2011

Blackberry phones have potential but they will need to flow out much more. WP phones are already great and gaining that little thing called steam slowly but surely.

17. wrm2013

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Dam shame. I bought the q10 on tmobile, loved it. Came from a gs3 and before that a gs2 and droid x. Since not being able to sideload instagram and amazon mp3 I returned it. But the phone is solid and I think the os is superior. Zero marketing and no apps will sink the company for it to be sold. I have bought a HTC one and love it.

23. papss unregistered

I'm seriously thinking about buying a HTC One or the EOS come July.

18. wrm2013

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

Dam shame. I bought the q10 on tmobile, loved it. Came from a gs3 and before that a gs2 and droid x. Since not being able to sideload instagram and amazon mp3 I returned it. But the phone is solid and I think the os is superior. Zero marketing and no apps will sink the company for it to be sold. I have bought a HTC one and love it.

24. jcpwn2004

Posts: 314; Member since: Jan 18, 2012

no surprise, z10 is overpriced and outdated, OS smoothness isn't enough to sell phones anymore. What else does the z10 offer over iOS, android or wp8? Definitely not hardware that's for sure.

28. Sav1oR

Posts: 14; Member since: Jun 01, 2013

I'm thinking of cancelling my contract with AT&T just for this phone (Nokia Lumia 928). I can sell my expensive and beautiful iPhone 5 to cover my termination fee. Come October, I'll just buy the expensive and beautiful iPhone 5s/6. God, it feels good to be me.

29. slaggyb

Posts: 218; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

So phonearena intentionally did away with the thumbs down button... why not take both up and down away....smh

30. Antonyjoseph

Posts: 217; Member since: Apr 06, 2013

+1. Agee with you. Either keep both or remove both.

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