1. The Big Picture's Avatar
    Dear BlackBerry 10 developers. Since its quite clear that the BlackBerry Z3 is designed to rapidly increase the BlackBerry 10 userbase, im sure a lot of us would like to hear it from you guys if its starting to happen, if it all.

    Also how are the qwerty phone doing in relation to the full touch?

    We're all rooting for BlackBerry and I think some momentum created by the Z3 would be great and there no more credible source than our native developers.

    Differentiate or Die
    07-21-14 11:19 AM
  2. afhstingray's Avatar
    Z3 barely showing a blip. Believe it or not BlackBerry had to restart production of the bold 9900....carriers demanded it since their large customers kept asking for it.

    While q5,z10,z30 have been stopped....since march
    ..
    07-21-14 01:06 PM
  3. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    Z3 barely showing a blip. Believe it or not BlackBerry had to restart production of the bold 9900....carriers demanded it since their large customers kept asking for it.

    While q5,z10,z30 have been stopped....since march
    ..
    The restart of 9900 production had nothing to do with Z3 sales, or the lack of them, since it was announced before the Z3 even went to market.

    The Z3 is an entry-level consumer device. The 9900 restart was to accommodate corporate customers who haven't migrated off old school BES, and that's it.
    07-21-14 01:23 PM
  4. afhstingray's Avatar
    I didn't state at any point that it was due to the z3. I was merely commenting that the 9900 is still in demand in my markets where else the z3 isn't.
    07-21-14 01:46 PM
  5. namgas's Avatar
    Z3 barely showing a blip. Believe it or not BlackBerry had to restart production of the bold 9900....carriers demanded it since their large customers kept asking for it.

    While q5,z10,z30 have been stopped....since march
    ..
    In Indonesia, my free scanner app has most downloads on z10 and second most on Z3. Z3 numbers are also rising rapidly in India

    Dev of AutoCrop Scanner
    07-21-14 02:03 PM
  6. afhstingray's Avatar
    In Indonesia, my free scanner app has most downloads on z10 and second most on Z3. Z3 numbers are also rising rapidly in India

    Dev of AutoCrop Scanner
    How many users do you have? In our portfolio of apps we have slightly over 15 million active users in indo, of course most of them are on bb7 but we see them switching to our android app, instead of the z3. Z3 users miniscule compared to number of z10 users and users that switched from bb7 to android.
    07-21-14 02:07 PM
  7. Ment's Avatar
    There just isn't enough Z3 devices in channel at this time to make that large an impact. I haven't seen any evidence that more than 50k per launch in any country has happened and devices still aren't as plentiful in the Indonesia where it started 2 months ago. Foxconn is slow playing Z3s to the extreme.
    07-21-14 02:17 PM
  8. afhstingray's Avatar
    Meanwhile.... Asus and xiaomi are stealing their lunch.

    In india, Asus sold 40,000 zenphones in the first 4 days of launch. Xiaomi also was a huge hit. Google it and hit Google news. You'll see the figures for India and Philippines. Also malaysia and singapore....
    07-21-14 02:25 PM
  9. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    I didn't state at any point that it was due to the z3. I was merely commenting that the 9900 is still in demand in my markets where else the z3 isn't.
    The way you put it implied a connection.

    Hopefully, with the Z3 entering multiple new markets you'll see better sales...

    Posted from CB10 running on my awesome Z30 2B6927F7
    07-21-14 02:28 PM
  10. afhstingray's Avatar
    What I was implying was in spite of bb10, bb7 still goes strong in indo. Bb10 as a whole has a very small share.
    07-21-14 02:51 PM
  11. The Big Picture's Avatar
    Thank you for the responses but from what ive been reading things are not all that clear just yet.

    Hopefully we'll know in a short time.

    Differentiate or Die
    07-21-14 04:00 PM
  12. thurask's Avatar
    Using my paltry apps as a data set since late May or so:

    Row Labels Count of Device Model
    BlackBerry Q10 33
    BlackBerry Q5 16
    BlackBerry Z3 1
    BlackBerry Z30 26
    Imagination GPU 44
    Qualcomm GPU 42
    Qualcomm GPU VZW 6
    Grand Total 168
    07-21-14 04:47 PM
  13. namgas's Avatar
    How many users do you have? In our portfolio of apps we have slightly over 15 million active users in indo, of course most of them are on bb7 but we see them switching to our android app, instead of the z3. Z3 users miniscule compared to number of z10 users and users that switched from bb7 to android.
    I'm not comparing Android vs BB10. I'm just saying my app is gaining Z3 users faster than Z10 users in Indonesia and India, therefore Z3 must be selling better than Z10. Thats all.
    I have thousands of
    07-21-14 09:00 PM
  14. afhstingray's Avatar
    I'm not comparing Android vs BB10. I'm just saying my app is gaining Z3 users faster than Z10 users in Indonesia and India, therefore Z3 must be selling better than Z10. Thats all.
    I have thousands of
    But in absolute numbers what percentage are z10 users and z3 users. Which device takes the most share?
    07-22-14 12:21 AM
  15. namgas's Avatar
    But in absolute numbers what percentage are z10 users and z3 users. Which device takes the most share?
    In Indonesia in the last month, Z10 takes 40% and Z3 takes 26%. My app doesn't support BBOS

    Dev of AutoCrop Scanner
    07-23-14 02:49 PM
  16. afhstingray's Avatar
    In Indonesia in the last month, Z10 takes 40% and Z3 takes 26%. My app doesn't support BBOS

    Dev of AutoCrop Scanner
    That actually sounds pretty good, but are these new users or total
    07-24-14 05:12 AM
  17. namgas's Avatar
    That actually sounds pretty good, but are these new users or total
    These are total active sessions in the last month (Flurry data)

    Dev of AutoCrop Scanner
    afhstingray likes this.
    07-24-14 07:45 AM

Similar Threads

  1. Tried the help section...
    By darylsuds in forum General BlackBerry Discussion
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 07-30-14, 02:29 AM
  2. Music and video gone from BlackBerry World
    By RafiqK in forum BlackBerry 10 Apps
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 07-24-14, 11:16 AM
  3. Will Passport sport a Sapphire display?
    By jelle_57 in forum BlackBerry Passport
    Replies: 55
    Last Post: 07-23-14, 03:44 PM
  4. is it smart to get a bold 9900
    By CrackBerry Question in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 07-21-14, 10:49 AM
  5. Replies: 0
    Last Post: 07-21-14, 10:30 AM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD