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  1. GTiLeo's Avatar
    whats sweet about this? its not BlackBerry selling these devices its Foxconn, BlackBerry may gain market share and small licensing fees, but its mainly Foxconn making these profits
    05-17-14 07:21 PM
  2. dusdal's Avatar
    whats sweet about this? its not BlackBerry selling these devices its Foxconn, BlackBerry may gain market share and small licensing fees, but its mainly Foxconn making these profits
    Where did you hear this?

    Dominate the MCAT C0012A8A6
    shupor likes this.
    05-17-14 07:25 PM
  3. southlander's Avatar
    Merchants increasing prices is a damn good sign

    BB10 - call blocking please, BBM - too many to list
    True. Often that type of behavior is to protect supply in a good demand environment.
    05-17-14 07:26 PM
  4. asianzone's Avatar
    Nice report! I agree with one of the posters above, Z3 is not really about profits but getting BB10 platform to the masses and get developers interested. You are not going to win if you don't have apps in the consumer space.

    Posted via CB10
    05-17-14 07:33 PM
  5. sologtr's Avatar
    Bagus!

    Posted by CB10 via Z30
    05-17-14 07:37 PM
  6. yohannyphm's Avatar
    only 50 units sold..
    That's 50 more than a month ago.

    Posted from my flagship Z30 10.2.1.3175/3140
    05-17-14 07:38 PM
  7. MAJ009's Avatar
    Hahaha....all you haters please no negativity here on this news at least!!!! Let's celebrate what could be the first true success of BB 10 devices... Here's wishing BlackBerry all the best and thumbs up.... JUST KEEP MOVING!!!!

    Beware - MAJ on Z10 !!!
    Last edited by MAJ009; 05-17-14 at 07:54 PM.
    05-17-14 07:41 PM
  8. world traveler and former ceo's Avatar
    Let's hope this strong demand continues for the Z3..... and BlackBerry follows with a brilliant launch strategy for India next....

    Posted via CB10
    05-17-14 08:04 PM
  9. Glenn Biddle's Avatar
    I suppose that apple sale aren't good for them either since Foxconn produce s their phones as well. I also have to shake my head at the guy who says he wishes that he wishes BlackBerry could splice together video in order to be able to make a presentation. He obviously has never actually used a BlackBerry. Story Maker and Mirror cast witch comes Pre loaded on the BlackBerry is ideal for that.

    Posted via CB10
    05-17-14 08:23 PM
  10. BruvvaPete's Avatar
    whats sweet about this? its not BlackBerry selling these devices its Foxconn, BlackBerry may gain market share and small licensing fees, but its mainly Foxconn making these profits
    Using that logic Foxconn makes all the profits from making iPhones AND does Apple's marketing because Apple doesn't sell devices.

    @BruvvaPete :Channel: C0012176F. Live well
    buwee likes this.
    05-17-14 08:46 PM
  11. ptpete's Avatar
    Foxconn will manage the inventory well. Don't forget, the Z3 is made in Indonesia so there are additional reasons this should do well.
    05-17-14 09:01 PM
  12. Monsterlad's Avatar
    This gives me hope!! Hoping and praying the demand will actually stay for once. Don't want this to be like the whole q10 "selling out" thing. I hope it's not.
    05-17-14 09:03 PM
  13. BlueStreak67's Avatar
    I think part of the success here was BlackBerry actually tried using the M-word.

    Edit: I am not sure if we are allowed to say it, but what the hell? MARKETING!
    m1kr0 and thekidshop like this.
    05-17-14 11:33 PM
  14. BlueStreak67's Avatar
    Using that logic Foxconn makes all the profits from making iPhones AND does Apple's marketing because Apple doesn't sell devices.

    @BruvvaPete :Channel: C0012176F. Live well
    LOL, good point! Business schools have been teaching it allwrong.
    05-17-14 11:35 PM
  15. Sigit Astrajingga's Avatar
    If it's really sold out that must be 25,000 units. They only produce that amount so far...
    Josh Boudreau1 likes this.
    05-17-14 11:52 PM
  16. Aljean Thein's Avatar
    Sold out due to limited stocks. I won't be impressed until I see the quarters results

    Posted via CB10
    techvisor and mnc76 like this.
    05-18-14 12:01 AM
  17. 40blind40's Avatar
    Sold out due to limited stocks. I won't be impressed until I see the quarters results

    Posted via CB10
    Yes they sold out day one stock ,and from the pictures I've seen around the Web they sold out day two stock, and are sold out country wide. And I keep seeing this quote of 25,000 phone produced, this is only the special edition, they produced regular Z3 as well.
    05-18-14 12:12 AM
  18. collinc93's Avatar
    whats sweet about this? its not BlackBerry selling these devices its Foxconn, BlackBerry may gain market share and small licensing fees, but its mainly Foxconn making these profits
    .....sour taste in your mouth eh? too bad....
    05-18-14 02:04 AM
  19. web99's Avatar
    whats sweet about this? its not BlackBerry selling these devices its Foxconn, BlackBerry may gain market share and small licensing fees, but its mainly Foxconn making these profits
    You obviously don't know what you are talking about. What about iPhones? Foxconn manufactures them. Do you think that Foxconn is making all the profits on them?

    Posted from my Samsung Galaxy Note Tablet
    05-18-14 02:51 AM
  20. Andy Wijaya's Avatar
    I think what's important for BlackBerry is that they should gain enough market share so more developers may think that it is not a waste to develop an BlackBerry native app (not a low quality android ports: Skype, Flipboard, come to mind). This is why the sales of the Z3 is important, even when the profit margin would be minimal, or even at all. The sales of the Z3 would not provide BlackBerry much profit, but if the Z3 can gain BlackBerry 10 enough market share in smartphone market around the world, then the future would be brighter for BlackBerry 10. This is exactly what windows phone and Nokia had done a couple years ago, they sold their devices less than it is worth to gain the market share.
    sawax, eldricho, web99 and 2 others like this.
    05-18-14 05:20 AM
  21. OfficiallySaud's Avatar
    Good news

    BlackBerry needs

    To do high end touch device
    Medium level
    Low end


    Sent from my iPhone 5S using CB Forums
    05-18-14 06:03 AM
  22. belfastdispatcher's Avatar
    I can't believe they're chasing the "sold out" headline again!


    #believeinfilm
    05-18-14 06:31 AM
  23. KemKev's Avatar
    "Sold out" and "muted response" seem diametrically opposed to each other. Here's hoping for the former!
    05-18-14 06:38 AM
  24. Koepman's Avatar
    I can't believe they're chasing the "sold out" headline again!


    #believeinfilm
    +1!

    Yes.. numbers please!


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    techvisor and mnc76 like this.
    05-18-14 06:39 AM
  25. anon(8865116)'s Avatar
    As some others have said, Blackberry still makes a profit but Foxconn carries the inventory risk. If you're a shareholder, you'll know that this is good news but also a sacrifice. Blackberry lost enormous amounts of cash because of unsold inventory, but did however own 100% profit on the device. In this new setup, Foxconn probably makes 90% of the profit but also carries the inventory risk. In laymen's terms, Blackberry makes a small amount on each device sold but doesn't lose any money if no devices sell. (this isn't 100% accurate because you still have to develop the software and support it, but mostly true none the less).

    I think it's a good idea in the short term, especially if they're trying to become cash flow positive again without taking huge risks that could leave them bankrupt. Blackberry could have just as easily produced 10 million z3's at let's say 100 a piece which would be $ 1 billion, if only half of them sold in a quarter, that's a loss of 500 million. Considering BBRY only has like 2 billion left in cash, this would demolish their share price even more. Also, Foxconn is much better with distribution and hardware margins. I think this is all about getting more devices out there while making some money on the side just to prove there is hardware demand.
    05-18-14 08:36 AM
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