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  1. blackberry4life79's Avatar
    No cdma version
    What a disaster. TCL may be worse than BlackBerry ever was at marketing/distribution and that is hard to do.

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    05-31-17 05:33 AM
  2. donnation's Avatar
    The will try. CB is promoting for BBMo. This is where the marketing is. I hope they are getting paid for it.
    I don't know how they could possibly spin this "launch" as anything other than a complete disaster.
    lionhearted likes this.
    05-31-17 05:40 AM
  3. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    They are obviously producing as quickly as they can.. sold out UK..now here.... In canada and US today... hopefully larger batches on the way shortly.....

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    05-31-17 05:48 AM
  4. bb10adopter111's Avatar
    The phone shows as available on Amazon this morning, as planned. Not sure what the fuss is about.

    It does look like Best Buy screwed the pooch and didn't order enough, but that's BB's fault, not BlackBerry Mobile.

    Posted with my trusty Z10
    05-31-17 05:50 AM
  5. anon(5364777)'s Avatar
    So when they said they were delaying a month to build more....did they just produce like 50 originally? So weird.
    05-31-17 06:07 AM
  6. stlabrat's Avatar
    Chen should kept hardware in house npi(new products intro) assembly line, it could made faster, make more money-back. Plus the 940 million in the bank, he could charge extra 10 for shipping and ship from Canada post, and take a volume cut... after...quarterback...

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    05-31-17 06:17 AM
  7. donnation's Avatar
    The phone shows as available on Amazon this morning, as planned. Not sure what the fuss is about.

    It does look like Best Buy screwed the pooch and didn't order enough, but that's BB's fault, not BlackBerry Mobile.

    Posted with my trusty Z10
    Please. It shows available from TCL with shipping anywhere from 7 days to two weeks. Therefor it's not available. Available means that you can order it and get it within a day or two. It's now available for preorder.
    lionhearted likes this.
    05-31-17 06:23 AM
  8. donnation's Avatar
    So when they said they were delaying a month to build more....did they just produce like 50 originally? So weird.
    That was nearly corporate speak for "we aren't ready to launch this phone and have a few we can ship out. Not only that we aren't going to tell you when you can order but if you are lucky we will have 30 of them for sale the night before we are saying it's going to be available."
    hxh145 likes this.
    05-31-17 06:25 AM
  9. VeryBumpy's Avatar
    So when they said they were delaying a month to build more....did they just produce like 50 originally? So weird.
    Exactly what I was thinking.

    My impression is that Amazon had 'maybe' a couple hundred In Stock, sold out and now is on back order with 2 week estimate to ship. Best Buy had even fewer.

    This all sounds like "just-in-time method" inventory strategy; where materials are only ordered and received as they are needed in the production process. The goal of this method is to reduce costs by saving money on overhead inventory expenses.
    05-31-17 06:29 AM
  10. donnation's Avatar
    Exactly what I was thinking.

    My impression is that Amazon had 'maybe' a couple hundred In Stock,
    I don't even think they had that many.
    05-31-17 06:42 AM
  11. jcrutchvt2010's Avatar
    Did anyone get a CDMA version other than pre-order? I was on it minute or two after it showed up on Amazon and could only pre-order CDMA. Just curious if there was a handful that were able to get it non pre-order?
    05-31-17 06:43 AM
  12. Theopilus's Avatar
    Several people this Morning were able to order from Amazon and are expecting delivery tomorrow. Oh well I can wait. Wish I didn't have to though.

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    05-31-17 06:47 AM
  13. hoytbowhunter's Avatar
    They are obviously producing as quickly as they can.. sold out UK..now here.... In canada and US today... hopefully larger batches on the way shortly.....

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    They delayed it to be ready! They must have been on vacation because they suck at releasing phones.
    05-31-17 06:54 AM
  14. Tim-ANC's Avatar
    They are obviously producing as quickly as they can.. sold out UK..now here.... In canada and US today... hopefully larger batches on the way shortly.....

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    I'm glad I'm waiting a few weeks. I don't want a rush built device.
    05-31-17 06:55 AM
  15. Bob Sacamano IV's Avatar
    This is kinda Bush League I must admit.
    05-31-17 07:01 AM
  16. bakron1's Avatar
    No express shipping available from TCL on Amazon? I just checked Blackberry mobile and still saying available May 31st? Also checked Best buy and none available with 250 miles of Detroit. Amazon tells me June 5th-9th for delivery? Not going to bother until they have stock available for next day shipping. Not a good start for a product that was so hyped up.
    hoytbowhunter likes this.
    05-31-17 07:13 AM
  17. stlabrat's Avatar
    Exactly what I was thinking.

    My impression is that Amazon had 'maybe' a couple hundred In Stock, sold out and now is on back order with 2 week estimate to ship. Best Buy had even fewer.

    This all sounds like "just-in-time method" inventory strategy; where materials are only ordered and received as they are needed in the production process. The goal of this method is to reduce costs by saving money on overhead inventory expenses.
    JIT means improve productivity reduce idle time, kanben,...based on what we observe so far, the cycle time of product MFG does not appear to be that impressive. Toyota JIT system may be lost in translation.

    https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Just..._manufacturing

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    05-31-17 07:28 AM
  18. flyersfan76's Avatar
    Well this is the North American sale and eastern time would be the first location to strike midnight so, no.
    Actually Atlantic is the first time zone in North America. Probably less than 1million people though. I've never counted.
    05-31-17 07:35 AM
  19. atjovic's Avatar
    Anyone have link to CDMA variant? I can't find it on amazon.
    05-31-17 07:36 AM
  20. theBanker514's Avatar
    Mine is already being shipped!
    05-31-17 07:36 AM
  21. flyersfan76's Avatar
    viagra comes in a box? Blister packs or something? Interesting.
    Comes as an "IV" I believe.
    05-31-17 07:43 AM
  22. 9lives353's Avatar
    I don't remember hearing these issues with DTEK 50 or 60? I do recall the Priv being similarly botched, sold out quickly on Amazon.
    Bee Gee likes this.
    05-31-17 07:49 AM
  23. stizzswizz's Avatar
    Saw Blackberry Mobile post on Facebook last night so checked amazon and I was able to place my order for a GSM K1 at 8:30pm EST. I wasn't able to to get any faster than 2day shipping probably due to my location, so it should arrive the 1st by 8pm.

    I've missed a PKB for probably 8 years now....
    05-31-17 07:52 AM
  24. flyersfan76's Avatar
    This kind of sucks. I ordered just before 11 EST.

    I did it from the app on my iPad so I just clicked through without reading everything. I would assume that I would get it before whatever the estimated time is right now shipping from TCL since it is "should" be first come first served. I even paid $12 for 1 day shipping. Still early so hopefully I get an update later this morning.
    05-31-17 07:52 AM
  25. dollface's Avatar
    Did anyone get a CDMA version other than pre-order? I was on it minute or two after it showed up on Amazon and could only pre-order CDMA. Just curious if there was a handful that were able to get it non pre-order?
    I believe the CDMA was only ever available as pre-order on amazon. I ordered mine the minute it went live and it showed pre-order with no delivery date
    05-31-17 07:56 AM
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