09-30-14 03:18 AM
64 123
tools
  1. smoothrunnings's Avatar
    John Chen: 200,000 Passports ordered on day one | MobileSyrup.com

    Blackberry is heading to bankruptcy is it continues to operate this way unless they want to be honest with everyone and agree to only being happy with the 1% of the smartphone market that uses QWERTY keyboard smartphone devices.
    09-26-14 09:47 AM
  2. diegonei's Avatar
    Cup half empty here you guys! Gather 'round and see! Cup half empty!!
    09-26-14 10:33 AM
  3. bampoe's Avatar
    lol

    Sent from my BlackBerry bugatti using Tapatalk
    09-26-14 10:34 AM
  4. nah.uhh's Avatar
    "The Passport will arrive on Rogers, Bell, SaskTel, and MTS in two colours next week"

    I wonder if the Second color is black or white
    09-26-14 10:35 AM
  5. howarmat's Avatar
    just need to keep sales going. This is a good start for sure though
    09-26-14 10:37 AM
  6. serbanescu's Avatar
    200.000 is a huge number. If they could keep the momentum they'll be back in the game for the long run.
    tanzarian likes this.
    09-26-14 10:38 AM
  7. webber27's Avatar
    Huge number considering that as of today it's only available at one Canadian carrier and zero American ones.

    Posted via CB10
    BlackistheBerry and bungaboy like this.
    09-26-14 10:41 AM
  8. dgreatez's Avatar
    200k unlocked is very good. Once you get it to at&t in the US and push for the other markets it won't be that bad of performance at all

    Posted with my amazing Z10
    09-26-14 11:19 AM
  9. ptpete's Avatar
    Not too shabby, considered 0% US Carrier support and in the face of the massive iphone 6 release.
    Plazmic Flame and bungaboy like this.
    09-26-14 11:26 AM
  10. sentimentGX4's Avatar
    The number sounds high-ish? For Blackberry, I mean. For reference, BBRY just announced 2.4 million devices shipped last quarter.

    I have no idea whatsoever if it's a good number or not; but, it's nice for John Chen to keep the public informed.
    09-26-14 11:57 AM
  11. Giorgos Karatzenis's Avatar
    The key is many ads for a long time.look what happened now that there are ads.it will work cause its a quality phone!iphone bents cause its building quality sucks

    Posted via CB10
    09-26-14 12:12 PM
  12. ssbtech's Avatar
    I wonder what the rationale was for releasing it only through TELUS for the first week in Canada.
    09-26-14 12:35 PM
  13. FSeverino's Avatar
    Huge number considering that as of today it's only available at one Canadian carrier and zero American ones.

    Posted via CB10
    This is what people don't understand. I'm not saying it's going to sell iPhone numbers, but how many outlets did apple have in order to sell 10 million... BlackBerry had 2 and sold 200k. Never mind the fact that I would think most sales would come with contracts to lessen the financial blow, and that Telus is not Bell or Rogers. So essentially there was Amazon or the third biggest carrier of a pretty small nation. 200k in one day for that... I would say passport hits a million just counting all launch day sales once those days eventually come.

    This is GOOD!

    Posted via CB10
    09-26-14 01:28 PM
  14. TGR1's Avatar
    This is what people don't understand. I'm not saying it's going to sell iPhone numbers, but how many outlets did apple have in order to sell 10 million... BlackBerry had 2 and sold 200k. Never mind the fact that I would think most sales would come with contracts to lessen the financial blow, and that Telus is not Bell or Rogers. So essentially there was Amazon or the third biggest carrier of a pretty small nation. 200k in one day for that... I would say passport hits a million just counting all launch day sales once those days eventually come.

    This is GOOD!

    Posted via CB10
    Wait, wasn't it was also available internationally?
    09-26-14 01:50 PM
  15. 1Criz's Avatar
    Thread title factually incorrect.
    The 200.000 number refers to online sales from shop BlackBerry and Amazon.
    Add brick and mortar stores in UK and Dubai and operators in Canada and you could maybe count 250.000 or 300.000 sold on first day.
    This is good first day and based on this they can sell more than 3.000.000 in year, and achieve good foundation to 10.000.000 pcs all handsets yearly required by Chen in order to stay in the handset business.
    If there is no major issue found with Passport, that is.



    Posted via CB10
    Thunderbuck and bungaboy like this.
    09-26-14 02:36 PM
  16. bobshine's Avatar
    I wonder what the rationale was for releasing it only through TELUS for the first week in Canada.
    Telus might had paid BlackBerry for a one week exclusivity.

    Posted via CB10
    09-26-14 02:57 PM
  17. Thunderbuck's Avatar
    Huge number considering that as of today it's only available at one Canadian carrier and zero American ones.

    Posted via CB10
    That number doesn't even count carrier sales, just online ones from ShopBB and Amazon. Number may well have been closer to 225k total.
    bungaboy likes this.
    09-26-14 03:03 PM
  18. JeepBB's Avatar
    I'm astonished that they've sold that many Passports, and in such a short time. I still reckon it's fugly and not for me but, credit where it's due, there's clearly several thousand people who disagree with me and these numbers are excellent news for BB.

    I'll be interested to see what happens next. Was this the pent-up demand all happening at once, to be followed by crickets... or will the Passport generate steady sales from now on?

    I've seen a few posts saying that BB were forecasting sales of 250k Passports/year? If so, these first-day numbers must have surprised them as much as me! LOL

    A good start.
    kbz1960, app_Developer and chalx like this.
    09-26-14 03:47 PM
  19. vinniesworld's Avatar
    I apologise on behalf of BlackBerry that it's not the 16.5 million units sold in the first day people were anticipating
    09-26-14 03:53 PM
  20. hpjrt's Avatar
    And I am one of the lucky 200,000!

    Posted via CB10
    q649 likes this.
    09-26-14 07:02 PM
  21. sentimentGX4's Avatar
    I've seen a few posts saying that BB were forecasting sales of 250k Passports/year? If so, these first-day numbers must have surprised them as much as me! LOL
    Those were just wild, crapshoot forecasts. There would be no way for Blackberry to even have 200k Passport units for sale on Amazon and ShopBB (or all its retail channels at launch combined) if it had projected sales of merely 250k/units a year.

    Considering that Blackberry's goal is to sell 10 million devices a year and it has a tendency to release ~3 non-Porsche design devices a year, the Passport should be expected by Blackberry to sell at least a million units if not more. I'd guesstimate Blackberry expects to sell anywhere between 1 to 6 million Passport/year depending on how the rest of its lineup looks like.
    Last edited by sentimentGX4; 09-26-14 at 07:22 PM.
    09-26-14 07:12 PM
  22. bakron1's Avatar
    200,000 units on the first day just for unlocked models! Mr Chen and the BlackBerry faithful should be happy with that figure. The trick is going to be getting enough units to keep up with the demand.

    Sent from my awesome passport on T Mobile USA
    Andy_bb_king likes this.
    09-26-14 08:01 PM
  23. EchuOkan1's Avatar
    The key is many ads for a long time.look what happened now that there are ads.it will work cause its a quality phone!iphone bents cause its building quality sucks

    Posted via CB10
    Ads? Where? I have yet to see one in the US. I did not even see the launch mentioned in the news on TV , and just a few small articles in the newspaper.

    I subscribed to BlackBerry 's release notification and got an e-mail a day or so AFTER the release. Other emails I got from them after the release show pictures of the Z30 (along with iPhone and Android in the case of BES) and no Passport. They should change their own email campaigns to make people aware of the new phone.

    So, not sure what you mean by "look what happened now that there are ads."

    Posted via CB10
    09-26-14 08:13 PM
  24. nbaliga's Avatar
    200k unlocked is very good. Once you get it to at&t in the US and push for the other markets it won't be that bad of performance at all

    Posted with my amazing Z10
    Good point. At unlocked prices, that is a large amount, especially for BBRY.
    I hate the comparisons to iPhone sales
    - How many MDM licenses has Apple sold in the last year?
    09-26-14 08:20 PM
  25. velkod's Avatar
    Soon as I can get it through Rogers I'll be happy to add to that total.
    09-26-14 08:30 PM
64 123

Similar Threads

  1. Passport battery problem.
    By xxjavaxx2001 in forum BlackBerry Passport
    Replies: 38
    Last Post: 11-23-14, 06:15 PM
  2. As an Android User Should I Consider the Q10?
    By miasao in forum BlackBerry Q10
    Replies: 18
    Last Post: 10-09-14, 02:15 AM
  3. BlackBerry passport
    By jimmisharma in forum Ask a Question
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 09-27-14, 01:27 PM
  4. Passport Android Runtime
    By deadcowboy in forum BlackBerry 10 OS
    Replies: 16
    Last Post: 09-27-14, 01:57 AM
  5. Anyone else get a delay in shipping from Amazon?
    By molonlabe2a in forum General BlackBerry Discussion
    Replies: 10
    Last Post: 09-26-14, 07:41 PM
LINK TO POST COPIED TO CLIPBOARD