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    Default BlackBerry Z10 set for record-breaking sales in Saudia Arabia

    It seems like it has been successful every where it is launched but the centre of universe is the key, like it or not.


    Axiom Telecom has announced that it has experienced one of its best-ever pre-booking campaigns for the device, with 4250 orders recorded in the first 48 hours.

    Faisal Al Bannai, Axiom Telecom CEO stated:


    “Saudi Arabia’s response to the Z10 has been truly remarkable, and we are set for huge, record-breaking sales,”

    “We know that Saudi Arabia is one of most enthusiastic BlackBerry markets in the world, so we planned well ahead to ensure we were ready to cope with customer demand.”

    “The all new BlackBerry Z10 is already shaping up to be one of Saudi Arabia’s best-selling smartphones for 2013,”.

    “BlackBerry’s renaissance has been a major talking-point among industry experts and customers alike, and I am pleased to say that it has delivered a truly competitive new device in the shape of the BlackBerry Z10.”

    The BlackBerry Z10 is available in black or white and is retailing for SAR 2,599 (unsubsidized).

    Axiom offers a one hour BlackBerry smartphone repair guarantee (a replacement is provided free of charge if the smartphone is not repaired within the hour), as well as free regional warranty.



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    Damn. One hour repair service? I'd pay for that! And $660 AUD equivalent price. Nice going Axiom.

    Although, is this the non LTE version?
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    One more country in the bag!
    The big show will be the USA, I for one believe it will be well recived!
    It doesn't have to be a smash hit in the US out of the gate, but that won't hurt well received will do!
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    I know middle east, asia, africa, south easia loves BB. Since samsung and Nokia has been around for ever in these countries people are getting tired of them. For e.g. nobody knew samsung and Nokia in North america 10 years ago but they were big in Asia and they are still in appliances and general electonics. Now it's reverse trend. All brands that were famous in North America are hit in developing nations and vice versa.
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    that's globalization for you...
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    I for one am pleased that they actually specified a number (4250) instead of using annoying corporate-speak about (x% better than product Y in year Z)
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    Does anyone know the smartphone market size in Saudi Arabia (percentage compared to feature phone and absolute market size)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by digitalman101 View Post
    Does anyone know the smartphone market size in Saudi Arabia (percentage compared to feature phone and absolute market size)?
    Smartphone Market Growth in Saudi Arabia
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    Quote Originally Posted by BBNation View Post
    For e.g. nobody knew samsung and Nokia in North america 10 years ago but they were big in Asia and they are still in appliances and general electonics. Now it's reverse trend. All brands that were famous in North America are hit in developing nations and vice versa.
    For real? Nokia was HUGE 10 years ago in the US. Everyone was obsessed with Snake.
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    wow! great to hear … been using the z10 for a week now .. its simply AMAZING!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by iThamerBB View Post
    That's amazing. I would have never thought the Saudi market was that huge. The 2 SIMs per person statistic is pretty crazy.

    Hopefully another market ready for BBRY to thrive in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aniym View Post
    I for one am pleased that they actually specified a number (4250) instead of using annoying corporate-speak about (x% better than product Y in year Z)
    That number isn't very impressive.

    Also note the wording of

    The all new BlackBerry Z10 is already shaping up to be one of Saudi Arabia’s best-selling smartphones for 2013
    Considering it is pretty much the only new phone to have been released thus far in 2013, it better be selling well.
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    The sales numbers and "rhetoric" are pretty much the same as in Canada from memory. 4,250 pre-sales in a market that big is pretty ordinary in my opinion. Let's hope sales pick up (everywhere).
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    BTW its Saudi Arabia, not Sudia
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    I am curious what growth or market penetration curves would be considered normal or exceptional. For instance, is it normal to see initial sell through at higher levels then they might be after 6 or 12 months in the market. Obviously marketing plays a key role in this, but so far BBRY seems to be doing a pretty good job there. I am thinking a good start will foster a stronger second if it played well? Anyone have any insight around other successful or unsuccessful launches?
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    Quote Originally Posted by aminrajabi View Post
    That's amazing. I would have never thought the Saudi market was that huge. The 2 SIMs per person statistic is pretty crazy.

    Hopefully another market ready for BBRY to thrive in.

    Posted via CB10
    2-3 sims are norm in most countries including middle east, europe, asia where un-locked phones sold without contracts. Most people have more than 1 sim, even phones with double sims..

    Here some more good news,

    http://www.thegadgetmasters.com/2013...o-middle-east/
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    it says "4250 in the first 48 hours" and that's just one carrier !! so i'd say it is impresive !!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Oscar_E View Post
    it says "4250 in the first 48 hours" and that's just one carrier !! so i'd say it is impresive !!
    You'd do those numbers and more in South Africa and Nigeria.
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    Let's see what numbers India comes up with. Another biggie BB market.
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    Great news!!!
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    Keep in moving.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cesare21 View Post
    Let's see what numbers India comes up with. Another biggie BB market.
    India is NOT a big BB market!
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    Quote Originally Posted by texazzpete View Post
    India is NOT a big BB market!
    Come again??? Not a big BB market because ....? Link please. Just jelling stuff doesn't help me/us to verify your claim.
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    I thought Toronto was the centre of the universe
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bdot-1 View Post
    I thought Toronto was the centre of the universe
    It is.
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