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BlackBerry Market Share April 2013

Z10 helps BlackBerry gain share in April as Apple slips

May 1st, 2013

As BlackBerry begins rolling out its second BlackBerry 10 smartphone, the struggling vendor will at least have some good momentum to build on coming out of April. According to market watcher Net Applications, BlackBerry gained usage share in April after losing share in each of the two prior months. While BlackBerry only accounts for a minuscule portion …

Verizon backs up BlackBerry, says Z10 sales are 'in line with other smartphone launches'

Verizon backs up BlackBerry, says Z10 returns aren’t high at all

April 15th, 2013

BlackBerry executives were furious last week when they accused Detwiler Fenton analyst Jeff Johnston of making “materially false and misleading” claims about returns of the BlackBerry Z10 outnumbering total sales. Barron’s points out that BlackBerry got some key help late last week when Verizon issued a statement affirming that “after 14 days, quality performance [of the …

BlackBerry World Android Apps

Android apps make up 20% of all BlackBerry 10 apps

March 27th, 2013

BlackBerry (BBRY) included an Android emulator in its BlackBerry 10 operating system that allows developers to easily port their applications from Android to BlackBerry. The decision to include such a tool paid off for the company, which launched its new platform with more than 70,000 apps. BlackBerry recently announced that its app store is now home …

BlackBerry Sales One Million

Brightstar revealed as mystery company that bought 1 million BlackBerry 10 devices

March 25th, 2013

Earlier this month, BlackBerry (BBRY) confirmed that an undisclosed partner agreed to purchase one million new BlackBerry 10 smartphones. According to AllThingsD, the purchase, which was the single largest in BlackBerry’s history, came from an electronics distributor known as Brightstar. Research firm Detwiler Fenton notes that the company handles most of Verizon’s (VZ) big-box retail …

BlackBerry Z10 Launch

Buying the new Blackberry Z10 in Manhattan was a chilling experience

March 25th, 2013

To get a sense of demand for the BlackBerry (BBRY) Z10 on its launch weekend, I visited three AT&T (T) stores on Saturday afternoon between 52nd Street and 96th Street. Some of the standard questions I sprinkled between small talk were: “Do you have the new BlackBerry Z10? How is it doing, have you sold …

BlackBerry Z10 Sales Q4 2013

BlackBerry Z10 sales may be better than expected, but shares still plummet

March 22nd, 2013

BlackBerry (BBRY) launched its first BlackBerry 10 smartphone in early February and while there’s no question that the struggling vendor managed a major coup, industry watchers are still mixed as far as overall sales estimates go. Some bears suggest fiscal fourth-quarter BlackBerry Z10 shipments only totalled 300,000 units, but others believe the handset did much …