1. tonyrenier's Avatar
    Yup,
    That's the headline from Eayore (John Paczkowski at AllthingsD), he's starting the bull scare to prevent the shorts from losing their shirts on WallStreet. This trend was predicted yesterday and for the life of me I can't find the article, sorry. But the bloggers are on the charge to protect their buddies who borrowed the stock to make money on a crash, now they're trying to make that happen, just watch.

    BlackBerry Q10 Sells Well, at Least Among Selfridges' Small Selection - John Paczkowski - Mobile - AllThingsD
    04-30-13 07:53 AM
  2. bobauckland's Avatar
    There are more investors on CrackBerry trying to artificially talk up the stock than there are on the web trying to talk it down.
    The launch venue and planning was daft to a lot of people.
    ihys likes this.
    04-30-13 08:03 AM
  3. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    Yup, coming back to bite them in the arse, just for a few headlines. Was it worth it?
    04-30-13 08:08 AM
  4. grover5's Avatar
    There are more investors on CrackBerry trying to artificially talk up the stock than there are on the web trying to talk it down.
    The launch venue and planning was daft to a lot of people.
    No there aren't...see what I did there.

    Posted via CB10
    dusdal likes this.
    04-30-13 08:08 AM
  5. dbmalloy's Avatar
    Should go and read the comments section on the All things D... unhappy comments about the fact that Carphone Warehouse was actually selling the units not the department store.... They happen to be the largest reseller in the UK.......

    as for bobaukland comment... I do not think many users here are trying to pump up the stock so to speak... Go to any smartphone forum and you will find the members are passionate about their choice.... if this is the criteria then all platforms are trying to pump up the stock... do not see the point of the comment....
    kbz1960 likes this.
    04-30-13 08:11 AM
  6. Dapper37's Avatar
    If the American lead media hares BlackBerry this much they feel it's their job

    Posted via CB10
    04-30-13 08:29 AM
  7. wuulfy's Avatar
    Selfridges do sell smartphones.....by Vertu, retailing at 6000.
    04-30-13 08:34 AM
  8. DSL9700's Avatar
    i read the article as it was the headline on all things d but it was quite terrible indeed. Think the american writer just wanted to bash blackberry and didn't realize his whole premise was false. I think they pulled the article.
    04-30-13 09:15 AM
  9. DSL9700's Avatar
    looks like the article has now been heavily edited wonder if anyone got the orginal. So sad a graduate from an ivy school dosen't know what a department store is.
    04-30-13 09:28 AM
  10. dbmalloy's Avatar
    Looks like the piece was yanked off the site.... hmmmm... wonder why?????

    Maybe there is hope..... that the general readership will start to challenge this kind of nonsense more often no matter what device it is... does a great disservice to the industry as a whole.....
    04-30-13 09:43 AM
  11. DSL9700's Avatar
    Heres the orginal.

    BlackBerry Q10 the Best-Selling Smartphone at One Store That Doesn’t Sell Many Smartphones

    Just you wait, BlackBerry is going to sell a ton of its new QWERTY-keyboard-equipped Q10 smartphone.

    This according to Thorsten Heins, the struggling smartphone maker’s CEO, and early sales of the device seem to so far support that assertion. Speaking at the Milken Institute conference on Monday, Heins said the company has high hopes for the Q10. “We have very, very good first signs already after the launch in the U.K.,” Heins said. “This is going into the installed base of more than 70 million BlackBerry users so we have quite some expectations. We expect several tens of million of units.”

    Is that a reasonable expectation, or an unreasonable one?

    Though it only began shipping in the U.K. a few days ago, the Q10 already seems to be in very high demand. Selfridges & Co., a British department store that had an early exclusive on the Q10, blew through its initial stock within two hours last Friday. And on Monday the store issued a press release declaring the handset its fastest-ever selling consumer electronics product. Said Selfridges exec Julian Slim, “The BlackBerry Q10 has been, without a doubt, the most highly anticipated smartphone we have ever sold and is already our most successful.”

    High praise coming from a revolutionary London department store that’s inspired its own period-drama mini-series (Jeremy Piven!) — but praise best considered with a caveat. A big one, too.

    For one thing, Selfridges & Co.’s smartphone selection is hardly extensive. Piddling is a better word for it. A cursory search of the store’s Web site for “smartphone” returns seven items: Five smartphone cases, a camera and a single smartphone — the Q10. Broadening that search query to “phone” returns 41 items and, once again, the smartphone selection is very limited. There are a half-dozen overpriced Vertus, a $2,000 Porsche-designed BlackBerry, a bunch of Bluetooth handsets, a few Danish-designed telephones and the Q10.

    A search for “Android” returns three items, none of them smartphones. A search for “iPhone” returns no iPhones, just cases. “Samsung“: TVs and audio components. “Lumia”: Wallets. “HTC”: No returns at all, just a cheeky “Did you really mean that?” message.

    In other words, Selfridges & Co doesn’t seem to sell very many smartphones.

    So for the store to laud the Q10 as the “most highly anticipated” and “most successful smartphone” it has ever sold? Well, that doesn’t mean very much at all, does it? Most highly anticipated/highly successful in relation to what? Not the iPhone. Not any of the marquee Android phones. Not Nokia’s Windows Phone hero device, the Lumia. But compared to a handful of $10,000 Vertu Conspicuous-ConsumptionPhones? That’s pretty thin gruel, indeed.

    Now, to be fair, Selfridges & Co also said the Q10 was its fastest-ever selling consumer electronics product. And the store does sell tablets, TVs, audio equipment and the like. So as an endorsement, that carries a little bit more heft. But even still, we’re talking about one department store chain with four locations in a single location.

    And sadly, that makes Monday’s enthusiastic claims about the Q10 and its prospects read like more braggadocio than anything else. Which is not to say that this Selfridges & Co. stunt belies Heins’s claim that the Q10 will sell tens of million of units. It may well do that. Certainly, there are plenty of BlackBerry loyalists out there who have been waiting patiently for the company’s next QWERTY phone. And the Q10 has been garnering some great reviews that may push consumers looking for a serious smartphone with a physical keyboard to consider it. But it will be some time before we see or hear any hard proof of that.

    BlackBerry was not able to comment on Selfridges & Co.’s smartphone selection or answer questions about how first weekend Q10 sales compared to those of its touchscreen-based Z10 handset at the time of publication. AllThingsD is still awaiting the company’s response.
    04-30-13 10:07 AM
  12. jdcfinisher's Avatar
    Excuses, excuses. It could have been one 7/11 that had them. It still was a sell out of 2000 phones in 90min ,with more people waiting in line. They paided full price, then have to take them to a carrier to get a card probably. When they could just wait a couple more days and go any where. That's what demand is!

    Posted via Z10
    04-30-13 11:03 AM
  13. scott.slater's Avatar
    Was trying to post on their website that he should apologize for the original post or he should step down.

    Posted via CB10
    04-30-13 11:09 AM
  14. BB10fanatic's Avatar
    Personally though I'm a fan of Blackberry. I'm a simple man, and actually used to like the fact that their phones weren't trying to be the be all, but were just devices that worked. I'm getting killed right now on some put options, and so would like a little downward trend in their stock right now.

    The release was a media event. They created a small funnel, and voila! Fluid acceleration, Industry 101 really.

    But the truth hasn't been revealed as yet, we won't know for a while whether or not BBRY will succeed in it's current ventures. The markets are just making a killing as they normally do on news. News to the left, news to the right. Wait for the real numbers, like two quarters. Everything else is......speculators/market manipulators.
    04-30-13 11:12 AM

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