- 02-01-2013, 08:55 PM #55
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02-01-2013, 09:04 PM #57Originally Posted by bk1022
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Does anyone know how many phones they can produce per month? I'm starting to think the delay to feb (and March in the US) has something to do with meeting obvious day-1 demand.
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02-01-2013, 09:05 PM #58
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- 02-01-2013, 10:07 PM #59
"Several hundred thousand" is at least 300.000 phones. If in the UK the user base is 30 million, sales would be more than 1% of the user base in less than two days. The z10 may be doing well but this is too good to be true. Probably the analyst is long on the stock, trying to recover losses, he exaggerated the estimate.
- 02-01-2013, 10:15 PM #60
The only source that I have seen thus far is Jefferies...............
All other articles are referencing him. I hope he's right, but he's an analyst, so I'll only believe it when carriers actually start releasing numbers publicly.
- 02-01-2013, 11:16 PM #62
- 02-01-2013, 11:35 PM #63
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02-01-2013, 11:48 PM #68
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Bell was out of stock and so was Telus but (from what I have been told) it was simply because they ordered too few BlackBerry devices to begin-with. Their inventory was < 5,000 to begin-with. So, yeah, if they sold even 5K, they'd be out of stock. But that's not really a bad thing. It tells them that they grossly under-estimated the market for BlackBerry! Next time, they'll order more! Plus, now that they know there is a demand for BlackBerry devices, they'd give BlackBerry more real-estate/space in their advertisements.
I didn't pre-order because I was (am) afraid that "pre-ordered" devices might reach later than if you were to purchase directly from store on day 1. I am sure there are many many people like me who would buy directly in-store on day 1 without having pre-ordered already. Plus, there are several people who like to touch/feel phone before purchasing. So, I don't think BlackBerry is going to have difficult time reaching surpassing their initial estimates.*******
UPGRADE existing users to BB 10. Don't want to price devices too low? Start a 'trade-up' program. Let existing BB users exchange their old (even non-working) devices for new BB10. Eg: Old BlackBerry + $250 = Z10 This way, you won't have to officially lower your MSRP.
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- 02-02-2013, 01:16 AM #70
- 02-02-2013, 01:28 AM #72
Z10 selling out in the UK, Several hundred thousand sold
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02-02-2013, 01:32 AM #73
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February 1, 2013 | about: RIMM - Michael Collins - Former Hedge Fund Analyst in London.
What does this mean to you?
Well, if a Blackberry with barely any ad support in the UK and no keyboard (?) is flying off the shelf, you need to understand that the un-crossable bridge for Blackberry, selling new phones in the first world, has just been crossed, and it managed this with a keyboard less phone.
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