BlackBerry10 not available yet to UAE customers on launch day
Official distributor Axiom says they have not received stocks: BlackBerry10 not available yet to UAE customers on launch day - Emirates 24/7
“We have been receiving so many calls since morning from customers who had pre-booked the device by paying Dh200. But we have not received any stocks yet. We are still not sure when we would get supplies. We are only promising the customers to call back in a couple of days,” said one customer care executive.
'Emirates24|7' is awaiting official comment from BlackBerry officials in the UAE. The team is currently travelling to Kuwait for the launch of the BB10.
Slightly worrying about lack of execution here, will wait to see how this story develops but it doesn't make me feel confident for US launch as a shareholder.Regards,
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I would expect them to ensure that the UAE would be a successful launch considering the love they have for BlackBerry devices and the disposable income they have. They even ramped up production earlier according to Misek but if its because they cannot meet demands, then that is not too bad but still a hindrance to sales. With Thorsten being the former COO, I was hoping he and Tear would ensure logistics for a global launch would be near perfect. The delay in the US has lowered my confidence and this would further dent it.
Will wait and see as this one developsRegards,
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- CrackBerry Abuser
02-10-2013, 04:15 AM #5
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We will have to monitor this for the next few days. We already know demand is unprecedented in UK and Canada, but if they are able to supply UAE in a day or two, then credit should go to Tear and his team. If not, then they are executing no better than Nokia.
- 02-10-2013, 04:52 AM #7
If that is the reason, it certainly would show why BB can't launch in the US. If modest (by all accounts) sales in the UK and Canada have depleted all supply, then BB has some incredibly serious issues. I don't think (???) that could be the case.....that would point to....incompetence on a level I can't even fathom! Given the delays in launching in the first place, only being able to supply small numbers to the UK and Canada would be nothing short of complete failure for a "global" launch.
I am uncertain about the abilities of Heins and co. - they have a lot to prove and so far it's been a pretty mixed bag, but I still think you are doing them a disservice with your allegation.
- 02-10-2013, 05:17 AM #8
I'm really disappointed!! I was planning on heading straight to the axiom store after work to pick up my Z10 (which I preordered the moment they opened up preordering). Guess I'll call them and try to get some more information about this
- 02-10-2013, 05:40 AM #10
Just got off the phone with the Axiom call center. He told me that the stock is available in their stores, they are just waiting for permission from BBRY to start selling them. He doesn't know why there is a delay. :s not very good news
- 02-10-2013, 06:44 AM #12
This is why I bought a UK one on Dubbizle instead of waiting for Axiom, they kept making false promises.It started of on the 1st then pushed back to 4th then to 6th and then to the 10th and now still they are not selling it.I cancelled my Preorder and bought it online and have had the phone for 4 days now. I know most people wont want to pay the extra mark up people have priced it on Dubbizle but for me it was worth it.
For one I got the phone earlier and 2nd is I got it with LTE since its UK spec. that alone is worth it.
TBH I spoke with an axiom employee that I know and he confirmed to me that they do have the phones in stock but would not be able to sell them till the 10th.(this was like 4 days back) I have no idea why they haven't started today....
- 02-10-2013, 07:37 AM #16
- 02-10-2013, 07:45 AM #17
Just received the following text: "Night launch of the BlackBerry Z10 at selected stores starting from 10 Feb at 10 pm onwards. Just visit Deira business center in Dubai, Abu Dhabi Main business center and Al Manakh business center in Sharjah and be the first to own the new BlackBerry Z10 Device with 50% discount on BlackBerry Unlimited for four months. Limited quantity available.To know more call 80077666.
To stop receiving special promotions/offers from Etisalat through SMS, send "b etisalat" to 7726."
- 02-10-2013, 08:05 AM #20
- 02-10-2013, 08:13 AM #21
How many Samsungs, for example, would BEST BUY get per store typically at launch?
For example, the BEST BUY near me has had steady business of Z10s, with several dozen coming in every day and restocks happening throughout the day. The sales clerks said "it's been selling quite well".
I think I needn't tell you what kind of numbers you'd need to support even an expected- modest-numbers launch across the US. You can't actually be claiming that Canada and the UK could have sold through extra numbers that would have come close to depleting the stock a US launch would require to be reasonable!
Just didn't agree with the "modest by all accounts". The accounts are all over the map. I'll wait until March when they announce and then we'll know.
- CrackBerry Addict
02-10-2013, 08:16 AM #22
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- 02-10-2013, 08:28 AM #23
- 02-10-2013, 08:30 AM #24
I think BlackBerry even under estimated the sales. I can't blame them as how many years have they been sitting on PB stock and how much did they have to discount them to get rid of them. I'm sure they can pump up manufacturing of them but that takes a little time also.Sent from me using my fingers. Be pantless in 5K. Febreze - for more than smells.
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- 02-10-2013, 09:03 AM #25
Ok axiom and Etisalat officially tweeted that z10 is available. Axiom is available now while Etisalat is open for sale as of 10pm. Happy shopping
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