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BlackBerry Z10

Why Buy The BlackBerry Z10

Time names BlackBerry Z10 the world’s best ‘fun-sized’ smartphone

April 1st, 2014

This is a little bit like Steely Dan winning a Grammy for Album of the Year in 2001, but Time Magazine has named the BlackBerry Z10 as the world’s best “fun-sized” smartphone that wasn’t made by Apple. What is a “fun-sized” smartphone and why is Time listing them? Well with the trend toward bigger devices, many people …

BlackBerry Q10 Z10 Sales

BlackBerry reportedly slashes Z10, Q10 production in half as sales slow

July 16th, 2013

BlackBerry posted fiscal first quarter results that missed analysts’ estimates by a wide margin. The company’s surprise loss was obviously troubling, but even more so was the fact that BlackBerry 10 device shipments came in at 2.7 million units, missing consensus figures by a wide margin despite the fact that this was the Z10’s first …

BlackBerry Z10 Price Cut

BlackBerry Z10 price slashed by 75% at AT&T, Best Buy due to weak sales

July 12th, 2013

AT&T and Best Buy have reportedly slashed the BlackBerry Z10’s price in an effort to bolster weak sales. The Wall Street Journal on Friday reported that beginning immediately, AT&T and nationwide retailer Best Buy have dropped the Z10’s price to just $49.99 on contract, down from its launch price of $199.99. The report also notes …

BlackBerry CEO Heins Z10 Launch Criticism

BlackBerry CEO denies U.S. Z10 launch was a disaster

July 9th, 2013

BlackBerry CEO Thorsten Heins earned his paycheck on Tuesday while taking several tough questions from investors at his company’s annual shareholder meeting. One particularly pointed question came from a retail investor who called the United States launch of the flagship BlackBerry Z10 smartphone “a disaster” that undermined BlackBerry’s claims that it was on the comeback …

BlackBerry 10 Sales

BlackBerry comeback continues on reports of strong sales

June 13th, 2013

Shares of BlackBerry rallied on Thursday on reports that the company’s new smartphones are selling better than expected. Andy Perkins of Societe Generale said, per Barron’s, that his “checks” revealed that the BlackBerry Z10 and BlackBerry Q10 sold better in the fiscal Q2 than Wall Street expected. The analyst estimates that BlackBerry will pull in …

BlackBerry Sales Estimates

A hard-fought battle rages over BlackBerry sales estimates

June 3rd, 2013

Pretty much on the same day as Digitimes reported that BlackBerry boosting its component orders, a directly opposite message was sent by Pacific Crest’s James Faucette. He sees an enormous gap between production and demand; combined sell-through of well below 500,000 Z10 and Q10 models with production remaining above 1.5 million units per month. If true, …

BlackBerry Q10 Sales

BlackBerry Q10 outselling the Galaxy S4, HTC One and iPhone 5 in France

May 29th, 2013

There has been a lot of speculation about the success of BlackBerry’s new BlackBerry 10 smartphones. Using a wide variety of methods, some analysts have claimed that sales of the new smartphones are going strong, while others say they are fairly weak. One thing that’s clear, though, is that BlackBerry’s newest devices seem to be …

BlackBerry Market Share Canada Q1 2013

BlackBerry comeback underway on home turf

May 17th, 2013

On the global stage, BlackBerry is still hurting — for the first time ever, Microsoft’s Windows Phone market share topped BlackBerry in the first quarter this year to take the No.3 spot in the smartphone platform war. We’re still very early on in BlackBerry’s comeback attempt though, and progress is being made in some key markets. Raymond …

BlackBerry Z10 10.1 Update

BlackBerry Z10 gets BlackBerry 10.1 update

May 14th, 2013

BlackBerry announced on Tuesday that its flagship BlackBerry 10 smartphone, the Z10, will be updated to the latest version of its next-generation operating system. The announcement came during the vendor’s BlackBerry Live conference, and BlackBerry 10.1 availability for the Z10 will be determined by carriers that offer the phone. Key features listed by Blackberry are …

BlackBerry Q10 Sales

BlackBerry Q10 seen outpacing the Z10 in early sales estimates

May 8th, 2013

Kevin Smithen of Macquarie Capital has become more optimistic about BlackBerry’s future, Barron’s reported. The analyst believes the QWERTY-equipped BlackBerry Q10 could be a bigger seller than the company’s first BlackBerry 10 smartphone, the BlackBerry Z10. Smithen notes that the Q10 will appeal to enterprise customers, who account for 13.4 million of the company’s total subscriber …