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  1. THBW's Avatar
    any number that comes in below an Apple like number will get spun by the analysts into oblivion, and they will never get an Apple like number,
    so all they can say is its going great, giving numbers for Blackberry is a no win proposition.....
    That is certainly true but it is also highly unethical for a corporate CEO to give out hard numbers that are not first included in a quarterly report. You can lose your job over this.
    02-12-13 02:36 PM
  2. silversun10's Avatar
    That is certainly true but it is also highly unethical for a corporate CEO to give out hard numbers that are not first included in a quarterly report. You can lose your job over this.
    of course if you get to a quarterly report you don't have any options anymore, you have to report what you have to report,
    but we are a long way from that point...
    02-12-13 05:48 PM
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    Mobile Today | BlackBerry out to win BB10 support


    21 Feb 2013 12:15 AM
    BlackBerry out to win BB10 support
    BlackBerry out to win BB10 support
    Partner roadshow comes as dealers report strong start to new Z10 device and OS
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    BlackBerry is marshalling its partners to drive sales of the newly launched BB10 devices and software in the enterprise and SME space through a series of extensive roadshows across the UK.

    The manufacturer’s strategic indirect channel partners all underwent intensive training to familiarise them with the new platform, the newly launched Z10 touch-screen device and the BES 10 server ahead of its launch last month as part of a major push into the enterprise space.

    Partners received direct and online training, as well as accreditation for sales and technical staff on devices and the BlackBerry Enterprise Server 10 (BES10). Partners were also allowed access to BlackBerry Z10 handsets before launch under strict
    non-disclosure agreements.

    The BlackBerry partner roadshows are being held across the country with the manufacturer providing funding and technical support at the events. Speaking to Mobile, BlackBerry UK MD Rob Orr said: ‘As part of our indirect partner programme we are working with the indirect channel to certify and train sales agents and technical experts within our partners to help support them on educating their customers about BB10.’

    BlackBerry partners said the roadshows were key to introducing customers to the new platform. One said: ‘The feedback has been good. It is essential that customers get hands-on experience. The new platform is such a game changer it takes a while to get used to it, but once customers try it they are really enthusiastic.’

    Partners said sales were strong, with some reporting sell-out pre-order sales. ‘We have seen a direct increase in BlackBerry sales partly through pent-up demand since a lot of people were holding out for the new platform. But it has definitely hit sales of the iPhone since January. The drop has been massive.’

    Orr said enterprise users were responding very positively to the newly launched platform: ‘The response across government and enterprise – right across the board
    – is that they really endorse what we are doing. We are seeing a very positive shift in sentiment there.’

    He added that BlackBerry Balance technology, which enables BB10 users to switch between business and personal use, is playing a key part in driving sales in both the enterprise and consumer space. He said: ‘That application has been very warmly received. It is what our customers have been asking for. It’s a very simple application – just one gesture allows you to move seamlessly between the two and does not compromise user experience or the integrity of the device.’

    Partners said BlackBerry’s decision to have a direct partnership with the indirect channel was part of the manufacturer’s wider strategy to go beyond mobile.

    One said: ‘This is unlike any other partnership we have. It’s a direct partnership with BlackBerry, rather than via the networks or distributors. It’s the right move for BlackBerry since it is trying to push its services and software and so the traditional distributor partnership model is not the way to go. They know they have to go direct via the channel. It’s about hearts and minds.’
    02-20-13 07:35 PM
  4. W Hoa's Avatar
    ‘This is unlike any other partnership we have. It’s a direct partnership with BlackBerry, rather than via the networks or distributors. It’s the right move for BlackBerry since it is trying to push its services and software and so the traditional distributor partnership model is not the way to go. They know they have to go direct via the channel. It’s about hearts and minds.’
    Maybe Misek from Jefferies knows what he's talking about when he says " that it is not just about the phone. We continue to see software opportunities in mobile device management and BYOD to drive value."
    02-20-13 08:14 PM
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