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  1. Thomas_Stiftinger's Avatar
    Are there any official numbers from blackberry on how many passport devices they did sell? Or in other words: was the passport a successful device for blackberry?

    Posted via CB10
    09-06-15 01:44 PM
  2. brookie229's Avatar
    NO numbers.
    Superfly_FR likes this.
    09-06-15 01:46 PM
  3. serbanescu's Avatar
    My guess is between 500,000 and 750,000 total
    09-06-15 01:53 PM
  4. RoseBud68's Avatar
    My guess is between 500,000 and 750,000 total
    Is that for all three variation of Passports? OG, AT&T and SE
    09-06-15 01:58 PM
  5. serbanescu's Avatar
    Is that for all three variation of Passports? OG, AT&T and SE
    Yes, but I only made a flimsy extrapolation based on the sales figures of my apps and the total sales figures reported by BlackBerry for the last 3 quarters
    Dunt Dunt Dunt and RoseBud68 like this.
    09-06-15 02:01 PM
  6. Thomas_Stiftinger's Avatar
    So the passport was a success for blackberry?

    Posted via CB10
    09-06-15 02:18 PM
  7. serbanescu's Avatar
    So the passport was a success for blackberry?

    Posted via CB10
    I won't call it a success in the sense that it turned the tide, but I guess they haven't lost money with it.
    09-06-15 02:23 PM
  8. Thomas_Stiftinger's Avatar
    So what was the best selling bb10 device? The q10?

    Posted via CB10
    09-06-15 02:27 PM
  9. serbanescu's Avatar
    So what was the best selling bb10 device? The q10?

    Posted via CB10
    Z10 - about half of sales
    BBRYQ10 likes this.
    09-06-15 02:33 PM
  10. Thomas_Stiftinger's Avatar
    Really? The z10?!?

    Posted via CB10
    09-06-15 02:38 PM
  11. serbanescu's Avatar
    Really? The z10?!?

    Posted via CB10
    Absolutely! Why not?
    velkod likes this.
    09-06-15 02:40 PM
  12. harshik's Avatar
    Yeah the z10 prices dropped very fast... it got real cheap I guess that's why lots of ppl bought it

    Posted via CB10
    09-06-15 02:41 PM
  13. Thomas_Stiftinger's Avatar
    I always thought people were buying blackberry for the keyboard... so it is a big surprise that the z10 was selling that well

    Posted via CB10
    09-06-15 02:44 PM
  14. brookie229's Avatar
    I always thought people were buying blackberry for the keyboard... so it is a big surprise that the z10 was selling that well

    Posted via CB10
    It was not a big surprise to me simply because the vast majority of smartphone users were transferring over to VKB devices thanks to iphone and android offerings.
    09-06-15 02:48 PM
  15. spacemanZ10's Avatar
    It was not a big surprise to me simply because the vast majority of smartphone users were transferring over to VKB devices thanks to iphone and android offerings.
    Z10 was a great phone, loved mine apart from the battery issues. Then came the lovely passport!

    Swiped on my beautiful Passport!
    09-06-15 03:26 PM
  16. ChrisLeNeve's Avatar
    The Passport sold 200,000 units within the first 6 hours.
    So I'm guessing closer to a million at the time being.

    Forgive my typos, I don't look when I type
    09-06-15 03:26 PM
  17. whatsever's Avatar
    The Passport was not a succes but Chen said it was good enough. It seems they where aiming for more. Maybe a full touch device with Android could help a little but my guess it will not. I more like to see that you can run 97% of all Android apps.

    I also think these days every get used to a full touchscreen. 99.7% of smartphone users are using a full touchscreen device.

    So in my opinion get a new Z phone with the same specs like the Passport , stereo spreakers and with a 4,7 inch screen and a bigger battery pack.
    09-06-15 03:35 PM
  18. dolco's Avatar
    The Passport sold 200,000 units within the first 6 hours.
    So I'm guessing closer to a million at the time being.

    Forgive my typos, I don't look when I type
    This is just an Urban Legend (200,000 in first 6 hours). Number (200,000 passports) was just preorders (including operators).

    John Chen, December 19, 2014:

    "We're able to fulfill about 200,000 Passport orders that was preordered at the time we announced it, while reducing the manufacturing lead times to roughly now between four to six weeks. However, because we have sold our stock out a number of times in the quarter waiting for the fulfillment, we were only able to fulfill order backlog of Q3 by December 12"

    BlackBerry's (BBRY) CEO John Chen On Q3 2015 Results - Earnings Call Transcript | Seeking Alpha
    09-06-15 04:41 PM
  19. velkod's Avatar
    Absolutely! Why not?
    Exactly. Z10 was my favorite phone till I got the Classic. Z10 had the perfect size and weight to me. Slider should be that size
    09-06-15 04:51 PM
  20. jojo beaconsfield's Avatar
    They better be good because I think the Leap hasn't sold well,:-)
    09-06-15 06:19 PM
  21. california governor's Avatar
    This is getting interesting...eating pop corn as I read. Heheh!

    Posted via CA Governor's BB Passport SE *
    09-06-15 07:07 PM
  22. curves2000's Avatar
    I guess we will see if there is any bump in sales with the device being available this full quarter via AT&T. Hopefully some!

    I also think at the time the Passport sales were a little fumbled a bit. Initially they had 200k in pre-order sales and within a few days stopped selling the device on Amazon and ShopBlackberry until they could fulfill the initial demand which was a few weeks later. I totally understand the fear of having to write down unsold inventory but this sales period could have been handled a lot better. Continue to sell the device to customers online but have a definite delivery date in the future once the new inventory has been built and delivered to BB.

    I am not sure if BB lost out on any serious significant volume but even a few thousands units of a higher average selling price device adds up to revenue they need.

    Hopefully future device launches go a little more smooth.

    Posted via CB10
    09-06-15 09:46 PM
  23. Zeratul57's Avatar
    Z10 was the new Blackberry so. It sold big. Slider could be a new version of BlackBerry nicer droid support. It will sell big but this has to marketed like the z10 was or better.

    Posted from a Passport or Z30. Get one!
    09-07-15 10:30 AM
  24. markmall's Avatar
    They completely bungled the rollout because they were out of devices for a looong time while the media hyped the device.

    Now no one knows about the PP except those already using BlackBerry that surf Crackberry.

    Posted via CB10
    09-07-15 04:35 PM
  25. KemKev's Avatar
    They completely bungled the rollout because they were out of devices for a looong time while the media hyped the device.

    Now no one knows about the PP except those already using BlackBerry that surf Crackberry.
    Some ad spots on TV here in Ontario, Canada but they should have done more for what is - in my opinion - an excellent phone.
    09-08-15 04:18 AM
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