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Demand for BlackBerry 10 strong... in Canada

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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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posted on 10 Jan 2013, 11:25 10

1. Ninetysix (Posts: 2672; Member since: 08 Oct 2012)

A little too late there RIM.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 11:26 8

2. ckoch125 (Posts: 192; Member since: 29 Oct 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.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 11:26 4

3. cornerofthemoon (Posts: 601; Member since: 20 Apr 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.

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 11:38 3

4. IamTheGodfatherofCell (Posts: 33; Member since: 05 Oct 2011)

I agree with Ninetysix...too little too late

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 11:50

5. naptown2 (Posts: 70; Member since: 29 Dec 2012)

rim wont make a dent in the market

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 12:11 2

6. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)

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

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 14:50

7. Kan_wha (Posts: 88; Member since: 25 Jun 2012)

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

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 15:27 1

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!

posted on 10 Jan 2013, 18:24

9. iGREGG (Posts: 66; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)

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


posted on 10 Jan 2013, 21:55

10. steelicon (Posts: 318; Member since: 02 Apr 2011)

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

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