If you want a bullish sales projection for the new BlackBerry Q10 smartphone, look no further than BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins, who projects that the company will sell “tens of millions” of the devices in the coming months. Bloomberg reports that while speaking at the Milken Institute conference in Los Angeles on Monday, Heins claimed that the company has seen “very, very good first signs already after the launch in the U.K.” this week and explained that the Q10 is “going into the installed base of more than 70 million BlackBerry users so we have quite some expectations” for sales of “tens of millions” of units. The Q10, which is designed to look more like iconic pre-touchscreen BlackBerry phones, includes 3.5-inch display, a 1.5GHz dual-core processor, an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a 2-megapixel front-facing camera, 2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage and a 2,100 mAh battery.

Prior to joining BGR as News Editor, Brad Reed spent five years covering the wireless industry for Network World. His first smartphone was a BlackBerry but he has since become a loyal Android user.