BlackBerry Sales Are Apparently Off To A Good Start

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BlackBerry issued a press statement earlier today which stated that its new products are off to a solid start.  According to the statement, sales were 50% better than any other Canadian launch and three times better than the company’s best previous performance in the United Kingdom.

Unfortunately, not many numbers were provided aside from those.  No number in terms of sales volume or anything like that.  BlackBerry also did not mention anything about the United Arab Emirates, which was the third country in which the new BlackBerry’s launched.  You can read the full statement below.

“In Canada, yesterday was the best day ever for the first day of a launch of a new BlackBerry smartphone. In fact, it was more than 50% better than any other launch day in our history in Canada,” said Thorsten Heins, President & CEO of BlackBerry. “In the UK, we have seen close to three times our best performance ever for the first week of sales for a BlackBerry smartphone.”

It’s not much of a statement, but at least its something. However bad news for BlackBerry also reared its head out today on the news that the Q10 may see delays launching in the U.S.


— Jeff Weisbein

Jeff is the founder & CEO of BestTechie. He has over 10 years of experience working with technology and building businesses. He loves to travel and listen to music.




Comments


  1. What constitutes as good sales for a BlackBerry product? I mean, it’s nice to say that the Z10 is selling better than any BlackBerry device, but without solid numbers for past devices, that doesn’t mean a whole lot.

    If I wrote a book and sold five copies, and then wrote another book and sold six, I suppose I could make a big deal about how my new book surpassed sales of any other book I’ve written. But it doesn’t compare well to those selling tens of millions.

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