1. tlegend2012's Avatar
    BlackBerry’s phones have been off to a weak start in Canada, the home turf of the struggling handset maker. But the new BlackBerrys are getting a warm welcome from Verizon Wireless, the biggest American carrier.

    Daniel S. Mead, chief executive of Verizon Wireless, cheered on the new BlackBerry phones at an investor conference on Wednesday morning. He said Verizon Wireless customers were especially interested in the new BlackBerry phone that includes a physical keyboard, called the Q10 (the Q stands for “qwerty”), which has yet to be released on the Verizon network.

    BlackBerry’s new touch-screen smartphone, the Z10, has already turned in strong sales for Verizon, according to a recent analysis.

    “We think that there is an important place for BlackBerry,” Mr. Mead said at the Jefferies 2013 Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference. “We have a lot of BlackBerry customers on our network. There seems to be a hunger for the qwerty keyboard.”

    Mr. Mead said BlackBerry added diversity to the handset market, which was good for the industry and for Verizon. Last quarter, 4 million of the 7.2 million smartphones sold by Verizon were iPhones.



    I guess the Chief knows better than the media! it's a great sign...

    Verizon Wireless Chief Sees Demand for New BlackBerry Phones - NYTimes.com
    BergerKing likes this.
    05-11-13 04:03 PM
  2. BergerKing's Avatar
    Good! At least they are acknowledging the BlackBerry is back and doing better than predicted. Bring on the Q and a few and rock this joint!
    05-11-13 04:09 PM
  3. tlegend2012's Avatar
    Yup, this is a good sign because it came from Verizon... no media trolling or anything..
    05-11-13 04:14 PM
  4. trsbbs's Avatar
    BlackBerry’s phones have been off to a weak start in Canada, the home turf of the struggling handset maker. But the new BlackBerrys are getting a warm welcome from Verizon Wireless, the biggest American carrier.

    Daniel S. Mead, chief executive of Verizon Wireless, cheered on the new BlackBerry phones at an investor conference on Wednesday morning. He said Verizon Wireless customers were especially interested in the new BlackBerry phone that includes a physical keyboard, called the Q10 (the Q stands for “qwerty”), which has yet to be released on the Verizon network.

    BlackBerry’s new touch-screen smartphone, the Z10, has already turned in strong sales for Verizon, according to a recent analysis.

    “We think that there is an important place for BlackBerry,” Mr. Mead said at the Jefferies 2013 Global Technology, Media and Telecom Conference. “We have a lot of BlackBerry customers on our network. There seems to be a hunger for the qwerty keyboard.”

    Mr. Mead said BlackBerry added diversity to the handset market, which was good for the industry and for Verizon. Last quarter, 4 million of the 7.2 million smartphones sold by Verizon were iPhones.



    I guess the Chief knows better than the media! it's a great sign...

    Verizon Wireless Chief Sees Demand for New BlackBerry Phones - NYTimes.com
    PR crap!

    Oldest Z10 OS.
    Selling rebooting phones.
    Blames BlackBerry for old OS.
    Can't download many apps.
    Changed upgrade policy.
    Highest service costs in the U.S..

    Lip service.

    Tim



    Posted with a BlackBerry Z10
    05-11-13 04:17 PM

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