Blackberry 10 sales affect on the US carriers
Since it seems like the new BB 10 is selling really well everywhere, do you think that the American Carriers are kicking themselves in the arse for delaying, or will they use it as a marketing tool?
- 02-12-13, 02:15 PM #2
Not sure. Because people might not want it but then the carriers do want it because if it came down to only 2 os' they could demand more and have terms. So it's a 50/50 because they want it. But douches like my sister talk smack. Good thing to ponder tho
- CrackBerry User
02-12-13, 02:34 PM #3
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Any proof they're selling really well? I have severe doubts. I got mine sim free from p4u over a week ago (ordered online before the prices went up)
but i went into a few stores the weekend after release and their reports weren't that great.
- 02-12-13, 03:28 PM #6
Well, if E-Bay bidding prices are still north of CAD$800 and the top retail price for an unlocked phone is CAD$649, that tells me there can't be too many phones sitting unsold on the shelves. As to the US seller, he is selling for around USD$1,000 when the alternative can be had for USD$150 less, I would not be surprised that sales by that particular retailer might not be all that good.
- 02-12-13, 03:40 PM #7
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-12-13, 04:00 PM #8
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News from UAE corroborates with what we're seeing in Canada and UK:
New Blackberry selling fast in the UAE | Al Bawaba
“The all new BlackBerry Z10 is already shaping up to be one of the UAE’s best-selling smartphones for 2013."
- 02-12-13, 04:42 PM #10
We also have T-Mobile moving their launch up a couple of weeks. One reasonable assumption to make: that they believe there will be healthy demand and want to get the phone on sale ASAP.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-12-13, 04:44 PM #11
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What we can do instead is to use the reception from these markets to gauge how it will do in the rest of the world.
So far it is going gangbuster in 3 out of 3 markets.
- 02-12-13, 05:24 PM #12
Minor data point here. I live in Uxbridge an hour north-east of Toronto. Just visited an independent store carrying Rogers, the local Walmart, the local The Source store (now owned by Bell), but skipped the Staples and the Bell store which are perhaps the only other places in town that would carry the phones.
Only the Walmart has any stock left (quick everyone, drive up here to buy them! ;-) ) and they have only a couple of devices left for Rogers and for Bell. The independent Rogers place sold out of 12 on the first day and may not have had any more since (that was unclear to me). The Source had got only a few phones but they're sold out too.
Even better is the fact that at each location the sales staff were knowledgeable about the phones: not experts, but they had their training etc. One of the ladies at Walmart had even watched the Jan 30 launch event online. All of them praised it and said they'll have no trouble selling lots of them (when resupplied).
Almost no accessories are available yet out here. A few cases (at two stores) and the car charger (at Walmart) were all they've got so far. No batteries, other chargers, or anything else yet. (Not really surprising, though I would have liked to grab a spare battery.)
(If you're local and want to hit the Walmart here, I suggest you call ahead.)
Last edited by peter9477; 02-12-13 at 05:34 PM. Reason: Circuit City is now just The Source
- 02-12-13, 05:28 PM #13
now, we don't really know how many units stores got or how many were even manufactured. if you all remember correctly blackberry was claiming the playbook was selling great too.
- 02-12-13, 08:07 PM #15
BlackBerry 10: shops deny claims by Thorsten Heins that Z10 phones are selling out - Telegraph
a little research before name calling goes a long way to not making yourself look silly
- 02-12-13, 08:14 PM #16
As for his quote about "White is sold out already", perhaps he was just talking specifically about the store he was at, or maybe he meant all white BB10 phones in warehouse has shipped out to carriers, so from BlackBerry's perspective, they are sold out.
"Selling out" could mean the store was at some point out of stock, not necessarily every store having no more stock for the rest of the month.
Also, claiming that it was "beyond expectationg" isn't saying much. If they "expected" to sell 10,000 phones within the first day worldwide, then selling 10,001 worldwide would be "beyond expectation".
Got to be careful how these things are interpreted.
- CrackBerry Abuser
02-12-13, 08:55 PM #18
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@kill_9 yes please!
- 02-12-13, 09:41 PM #21
02-12-13, 09:55 PM #22
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Slim BlackBerry pickings in UAE as demand for Z10 outstrips supply - The National
BlackBerry Z10 Gets Record Orders in Canada - Bloomberg
BlackBerry Z10 Launch Sold Record Number of Units Says Rogers | iPhone in Canada Blog - Canada's #1 iPhone Resource
You haters and ex-rim employees are so bitter one wonders why you bother to come here? The fact is simple the Z10 is selling out like crazy. Another fact is it's the best phone on the market today. It crushes my SG3 which was good but doesn't compare to the Z10. No more in and out like it's 2008 and wasting so much time. The Z10 has a faster web browser then even my PC. If you compare it to my SG3 it's not even funny how the Z10 beats it with ease. So many mindless haters here it's not funny.
- 02-12-13, 10:07 PM #24
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