Rogers confirms record-breaking BlackBerry Z10 launch

Rogers confirms record-breaking BlackBerry Z10 launch
We've told you how happy BlackBerry's CEO is because of the record-breaking Canadian launch of the BlackBerry Z10, but as good as it is to know that the company is doing well once again, we couldn't help but notice the fact that the CEO's statement wasn't backed by any numbers.

Nevertheless, it appears that we've been told the truth, as the Canadian carrier Rogers has now issued a statement, which confirms what was previously said by CEO Thorsten Heins. According to Rogers, which was the first carrier to offer BlackBerry in 1999, the Z10's launch was indeed the most successful BlackBerry launch ever. In some stores, Rogers has even sold out of Z10 units, so new stock had to be ordered.

Once again, though, we don't get to see any official numbers, other than the mention that Rogers activated "thousands" of BlackBerry Z10 smartphones on launch day, which doesn't sound like such an extraordinary achievement.

You can learn more about the BlackBerry Z10 from our review here!

via: BerryReview

Related phones

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)

FEATURED VIDEO

19 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Mindless bb fans lined up and buy this for no reason :(

5. atbaan

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

z10 is perfect except the battery life even has flash which android 4.1 doesnt support :)

15. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Android 4.1 supports Flash, you just have to install the .apk

18. atbaan

Posts: 15; Member since: Dec 13, 2012

The point is android no longer support flash officially

6. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

You line up to buy Apple products don't you? Even if you buy them second hand, you're still lining up to buy one and use it. The BB Z10 is going to be my next phone. I'm done with Windows Phone.

7. freebee269

Posts: 542; Member since: Aug 10, 2012

i have a lumia 920. htc m7 will be my next phone. i want a 1080p screen but dont want 5 inches. so the m7 is perfect. i just hope the camera lives up to its "ultrapixel" billing.

12. simplyj

Posts: 406; Member since: Dec 23, 2009

I thing HTC's designs are great. Much better than Samsung for sure. I prefer the Super LCD3 over the AMOLED HD screens as well. People will hate on me for that. I already have a Nexus 7, and havent decided if I want another Android device at the same time.

16. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

"I thing HTC's designs are great. Much better than Samsung for sure. I prefer the Super LCD3 over the AMOLED HD screens as well. People will hate on me for that." I don't hate, I agree with this! I also don't like OLED based displays, because at the moment they have more disadvantages than advantages. +1

11. Jonathan41

Posts: 532; Member since: Mar 22, 2012

Mindless iPhone fans lined up and buy it for no reason :(

14. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

The "mindless reason" you line up for your mindless phone right?

17. Mittal

Posts: 494; Member since: Dec 14, 2011

Ppl i think its about time we stopped feeding this TROLL Your comment added no value to any discussion. One of your objectives was to be the 1st to make the post Kindly dont be such a limelight seeker

2. BillyG

Posts: 305; Member since: Sep 24, 2012

good for you, canadians.

3. drdaly

Posts: 78; Member since: Nov 09, 2012

For god sack stop bashing BB success!! Wish them the good luck in their way and stop being so damn suspicious about their sales and product efficiency, because all the topics are so Bashing them !!!

4. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

I won't be surprised if after a while they will also confirm record-breaking disappointment (only my opinion).

8. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

haha thats only "your" desire too......

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

It is not desire, it is what I think.

10. Muzhhur

Posts: 261; Member since: Sep 14, 2012

Well, we wil see what comes next.. give them time

13. g2a5b0e unregistered

Even if the Z10 sells way more than any other Blackberry before it, I would say that's a rather dubious honor at best. The smartphone market is many times larger than it was in heyday of the Blackberry, so it should break those previous records. We'll have to wait & see how these numbers actually stack up against today's giants.

19. ChiX017

Posts: 308; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

for the Canadian lunch, this is good news!

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at https://www.parsintl.com/phonearena or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit https://www.parsintl.com/ for samples and additional information.