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  1. BBNation's Avatar
    It seems like it has been successful every where it is launched but the centre of universe is the key, like it or not.


    Axiom Telecom has announced that it has experienced one of its best-ever pre-booking campaigns for the device, with 4250 orders recorded in the first 48 hours.

    Faisal Al Bannai, Axiom Telecom CEO stated:


    Saudi Arabias response to the Z10 has been truly remarkable, and we are set for huge, record-breaking sales,

    We know that Saudi Arabia is one of most enthusiastic BlackBerry markets in the world, so we planned well ahead to ensure we were ready to cope with customer demand.

    The all new BlackBerry Z10 is already shaping up to be one of Saudi Arabias best-selling smartphones for 2013,.

    BlackBerrys renaissance has been a major talking-point among industry experts and customers alike, and I am pleased to say that it has delivered a truly competitive new device in the shape of the BlackBerry Z10.

    The BlackBerry Z10 is available in black or white and is retailing for SAR 2,599 (unsubsidized).

    Axiom offers a one hour BlackBerry smartphone repair guarantee (a replacement is provided free of charge if the smartphone is not repaired within the hour), as well as free regional warranty.



    BlackBerry Z10 set for record-breaking sales in Saudia Arabia | RapidBerry
    02-17-13 01:56 AM
  2. kevinnugent's Avatar
    Damn. One hour repair service? I'd pay for that! And $660 AUD equivalent price. Nice going Axiom.

    Although, is this the non LTE version?
    Alex_Hong likes this.
    02-17-13 02:25 AM
  3. Dapper37's Avatar
    One more country in the bag!
    The big show will be the USA, I for one believe it will be well recived!
    It doesn't have to be a smash hit in the US out of the gate, but that won't hurt well received will do!
    02-17-13 02:27 AM
  4. BBNation's Avatar
    I know middle east, asia, africa, south easia loves BB. Since samsung and Nokia has been around for ever in these countries people are getting tired of them. For e.g. nobody knew samsung and Nokia in North america 10 years ago but they were big in Asia and they are still in appliances and general electonics. Now it's reverse trend. All brands that were famous in North America are hit in developing nations and vice versa.
    02-17-13 02:46 AM
  5. bhrgvr's Avatar
    that's globalization for you...
    02-17-13 08:09 AM
  6. aniym's Avatar
    I for one am pleased that they actually specified a number (4250) instead of using annoying corporate-speak about (x% better than product Y in year Z)
    02-17-13 08:42 AM
  7. digitalman101's Avatar
    Does anyone know the smartphone market size in Saudi Arabia (percentage compared to feature phone and absolute market size)?
    02-17-13 09:48 AM
  8. iThamerBB's Avatar
    Does anyone know the smartphone market size in Saudi Arabia (percentage compared to feature phone and absolute market size)?
    Smartphone Market Growth in Saudi Arabia
    02-17-13 10:36 AM
  9. gregorylkelly's Avatar
    For e.g. nobody knew samsung and Nokia in North america 10 years ago but they were big in Asia and they are still in appliances and general electonics. Now it's reverse trend. All brands that were famous in North America are hit in developing nations and vice versa.
    For real? Nokia was HUGE 10 years ago in the US. Everyone was obsessed with Snake.
    jelp2 likes this.
    02-17-13 12:31 PM
  10. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    wow! great to hear … been using the z10 for a week now .. its simply AMAZING!!!
    02-17-13 07:42 PM
  11. aminrajabi's Avatar
    That's amazing. I would have never thought the Saudi market was that huge. The 2 SIMs per person statistic is pretty crazy.

    Hopefully another market ready for BBRY to thrive in.

    Posted via CB10
    02-17-13 08:14 PM
  12. Andrew4life's Avatar
    I for one am pleased that they actually specified a number (4250) instead of using annoying corporate-speak about (x% better than product Y in year Z)
    That number isn't very impressive.

    Also note the wording of

    The all new BlackBerry Z10 is already shaping up to be one of Saudi Arabias best-selling smartphones for 2013
    Considering it is pretty much the only new phone to have been released thus far in 2013, it better be selling well.
    02-17-13 09:27 PM
  13. kevinnugent's Avatar
    The sales numbers and "rhetoric" are pretty much the same as in Canada from memory. 4,250 pre-sales in a market that big is pretty ordinary in my opinion. Let's hope sales pick up (everywhere).
    02-17-13 10:22 PM
  14. trueredsoxfan_58's Avatar
    BTW its Saudi Arabia, not Sudia
    02-17-13 11:37 PM
  15. ricocan's Avatar
    I am curious what growth or market penetration curves would be considered normal or exceptional. For instance, is it normal to see initial sell through at higher levels then they might be after 6 or 12 months in the market. Obviously marketing plays a key role in this, but so far BBRY seems to be doing a pretty good job there. I am thinking a good start will foster a stronger second if it played well? Anyone have any insight around other successful or unsuccessful launches?
    02-17-13 11:59 PM
  16. BBNation's Avatar
    That's amazing. I would have never thought the Saudi market was that huge. The 2 SIMs per person statistic is pretty crazy.

    Hopefully another market ready for BBRY to thrive in.

    Posted via CB10
    2-3 sims are norm in most countries including middle east, europe, asia where un-locked phones sold without contracts. Most people have more than 1 sim, even phones with double sims..

    Here some more good news,

    http://www.thegadgetmasters.com/2013...o-middle-east/
    Snap51 likes this.
    02-18-13 01:15 AM
  17. Oscar_E's Avatar
    it says "4250 in the first 48 hours" and that's just one carrier !! so i'd say it is impresive !!
    02-18-13 01:35 AM
  18. texazzpete's Avatar
    it says "4250 in the first 48 hours" and that's just one carrier !! so i'd say it is impresive !!
    You'd do those numbers and more in South Africa and Nigeria.
    02-18-13 04:54 AM
  19. Cesare21's Avatar
    Let's see what numbers India comes up with. Another biggie BB market.
    02-18-13 06:00 AM
  20. joshua_sx1's Avatar
    Great news!!!
    02-18-13 10:57 AM
  21. RECOOL's Avatar
    Keep in moving.
    02-18-13 11:03 AM
  22. texazzpete's Avatar
    Let's see what numbers India comes up with. Another biggie BB market.
    India is NOT a big BB market!
    richardat likes this.
    02-18-13 11:15 AM
  23. bombastic's Avatar
    India is NOT a big BB market!
    Come again??? Not a big BB market because ....? Link please. Just jelling stuff doesn't help me/us to verify your claim.
    sugbo likes this.
    02-18-13 11:36 AM
  24. Bdot-1's Avatar
    I thought Toronto was the centre of the universe
    02-18-13 12:05 PM
  25. anon(1152406)'s Avatar
    I thought Toronto was the centre of the universe
    It is.
    02-18-13 12:54 PM
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