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BlackBerry Z10

BlackBerry Z10 Sales

BlackBerry projected to miss big on Z10 sales: ‘There is no line of sight to profitability’

February 20th, 2013

After a brief period of optimism, it seems that financial analysts are once again predicting that BlackBerry (BBRY) is in very big trouble. Per Forbes, Pacific Crest analyst James Faucette has released a research note this week estimating that BlackBerry Z10 shipments will total 275,000 to 325,000 units this quarter, significantly less than Wall Street expectations of …

BlackBerry Z10 Sales

BlackBerry Z10 not seen as a success, BlackBerry’s services business again called into question

February 14th, 2013

BlackBerry (BBRY) shares continued down on Thursday morning after a research note from Wednesday evening called the company’s comeback prospects into question once again. In a note to investors picked up by Barron’s, National Bank Financial analyst Kris Thompson cut his revenue and profit forecast for BlackBerry’s upcoming fiscal year while casting doubt on its prospects …

BlackBerry Z10 Teardown

BlackBerry Z10 teardown reveals striking similarities to the Galaxy S III

February 12th, 2013

When picking out hardware for your big comeback smartphone, why not go with what’s already proven to work? That’s apparently the philosophy that the team at BlackBerry (BBRY) decided to adopt, as a teardown of the BlackBerry Z10 by UMB TechInsights shows that much of the new device’s hardware is the same hardware used in …

BlackBerry Z10 Release

BlackBerry Z10 now available in U.S. with $50 unlimited plan

February 11th, 2013

BlackBerry’s (BBRY) first next-generation smartphone won’t be available from major U.S. carriers until sometime in mid-March, but a smaller carrier called Solavei is making the BlackBerry Z10 available starting immediately. What’s more, BlackBerry’s Z10 is available with unlimited service and nationwide access to Solavei’s partner 4G networks for just $50 per month. The catch? The Z10 …

BlackBerry Z10 Sales Record

BlackBerry says launch-day Z10 sales crushed earlier records

February 6th, 2013

BlackBerry (BBRY) on Wednesday stated that in Canada, launch-day sales of its BlackBerry Z10 smartphone were 50% better than any previous BlackBerry model. In the United Kingdom, where the BlackBerry Z10 launched last week, first-day sales were three times better than any prior BlackBerry launch. “In Canada, yesterday was the best day ever for the …

BlackBerry Z10 Sales

New reports throw cold water on BlackBerry Z10 sell-outs

February 6th, 2013

BlackBerry’s (BBRY) first next-generation smartphone launched in the UK last week and early demand seemed strong. A number of retailers reported stock-outs on day one, and BlackBerry UK general manager Stephen Bates said early sales exceeded all of its launch partners’ expectations. A potential problem may arise, however, if expectations weren’t very high to begin with …

BlackBerry CEO Heins

BlackBerry CEO says he’s ‘disappointed’ the Z10 won’t launch in the U.S. until March

February 5th, 2013

BlackBerry (BBRY) CEO Thorsten Heins doesn’t sound happy that his company’s shiny new BlackBerry Z10 smartphones won’t be available in the United States until mid-March. In an interview with the Associated Press, Heins said that he’s “a bit disappointed” that American carriers wouldn’t be releasing the world’s first BlackBerry 10 device for at least another …

BlackBerry Z10 Sales Estimates

Will the Z10’s success shield BlackBerry from subscriber drama?

February 5th, 2013

BlackBerry’s (BBRY) share price is soared on Monday afternoon, goosed by new brokerage comments on early BlackBerry Z10 sales in the United Kingdom. It’s possible that a short squeeze may be developing after last week’s share price decline. The problem with estimating handset sales volumes, of course, is that it is usually impossible. And with …