Demand for BlackBerry 10 strong... in Canada

Demand for BlackBerry 10 strong... in Canada
BlackBerry 10 is only a few weeks away. We've seen the platform in action. We've heard about the new features, and the devices. Three of the big four American carriers have said they will offer BB10 devices. Now, we're getting some indication of consumer demand for the new platform, at least from one carrier in Canada.

Rogers, the largest mobile carrier in Canada, has been taking reservations for BlackBerry 10 since mid-December. Rogers won't release any official numbers for the reservations, but it did tell BGR that they "can say that customer interest is definitely strong and reservations continue daily." 

Of course, that doesn't have any real meaning, because there are no real numbers and of course Canadians are a bit more attached to their BlackBerries than Americans are. As of August 2012, BlackBerry still held 27% of the Canadian smartphone market, behind Android at 36% and the iPhone at 29%. So, the market makeup is quite different, and it's much harder to say that strong demand from Canada translates across the border.

source: BGR

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10 Comments

1. Ninetysix

Posts: 2938; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

A little too late there RIM.

2. ckoch125

Posts: 193; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I think RIM is going to surprise a lot of people and I know that even though they have been losing subscribers, most would be willing to come back for bb10. I think RIM will become a solid #3 OS, maybe not as strong as they were before android and IOS passed them but strong enough for what they want.

3. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

I would have given BB10 a chance but I couldn't wait any longer and went with Windows Phone. I wish them well though.

4. IamTheGodfatherofCell

Posts: 33; Member since: Oct 05, 2011

I agree with Ninetysix...too little too late

5. naptown2

Posts: 70; Member since: Dec 29, 2012

rim wont make a dent in the market

6. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 2012

My lil sis is probably one of those on the reservation list.

7. Kan_wha

Posts: 88; Member since: Jun 25, 2012

BBs are cheap and they have BBM, that's about it.

8. Ghostrider30 unregistered

Definitely willing to come back to BB here in the US. Switched only due to my employers lack of support. Excited about the release coming soon and wishing RIM best of luck!

9. iGREGG

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

its funny as hell how that said "....... in Canada" LOL

10. steelicon

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 02, 2011

Winning the war of ecosystems one battle at a time! :)

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