Almost one million BlackBerry Z10 smartphones shipped last quarter

BlackBerry may have started selling the BlackBerry Z10 smartphone in the US last week, but its last fiscal quarter ended on March 2nd. Today, BlackBerry announced that it had shipped almost one million of the first BlackBerry 10-based smartphones during that three month time period when the Z10 was on sale in Canada, the UK and other parts of the world.

BlackBerry's press release (in PDF format) said that the company shipped a total of six million BlackBerry devices during its last fiscal quarter, along with another 370,000 units of its BlackBerry PlayBook tablets. The company also ended up with a surprise profit of $94 million in the last fiscal quarter, compared to a loss of $125 million for the same period a year ago.

Of course, the results today are just the start of the BlackBerry 10 story as we await official word on how well the Z10 sells in the US. AT&T started selling the phone last week and today was Verizon's first day to sell the smartphone.

BlackBerry also announced today that the company's co-founder Mike Lazaridis will officially leave BlackBerry on May 1st. Lazaridis left his position as co-CEO of BlackBerry in January 2012 but remained as vice chairman of the company.

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zhanif said,

Stop being a jealous WP fanboy! @blackjezuz hit the nail on the head

So posting the facts (which would make BB sales higher) makes me a WP fanboy? Go away.

Edited by techbeck, Mar 28 2013, 4:06pm :

zhanif said,

Stop being a jealous WP fanboy! @blackjezuz hit the nail on the head

Umm... where did that outburst come from? Don't be a troll...

It probably didn't make it on time into last quarter's numbers and will be included in this quarter's report.

As a Canuck I must say I'm quite proud of these fellows for pulling through, without having to resort to shady tricks like selling their headquarters and including the cash in their mobile division's revenue, unlike a certain other company placing all their bets on M$.

vcfan said,

this is from their earnings report from today. Guess bright star returned them.

but on the real,just because they ordered 1 mill doesn't mean they ordered to receive all of them immediately. They could be spread out over a year for example.

Didnt see anything about them returning/canceling the order. But Brightstar agreed a month ago. Possible they are not getting the all at once tho.

techbeck said,

Didnt see anything about them returning/canceling the order. But Brightstar agreed a month ago. Possible they are not getting the all at once tho.

i was being sarcastic in the first part. but yeah,theres probably a contingency that they get shipped a certain amount,and when they sell them, they ship some more. theyre probably on the hook for the 1 million no matter what,but doesn't mean they all have to come one shot.

recursive said,
It probably didn't make it on time into last quarter's numbers and will be included in this quarter's report.

As a Canuck I must say I'm quite proud of these fellows for pulling through, without having to resort to shady tricks like selling their headquarters and including the cash in their mobile division's revenue, unlike a certain other company placing all their bets on M$.

They're not doing that bad for a company which ripped off bits over everyone else, true.

It's also refreshing to see you have no clue about good and smart business practices like selling your real estate when it's much more profitable for you to rent it long term. So far BB has been blowing a lot of smoke and if I agree on one thing it would be we'll only see the true picture next quarter.

As a Canuck I must say I'm quite proud of these fellows for pulling through, without having to resort to shady tricks like selling their headquarters

Selling your headquarters is a shady trick? Your trolling gets more and more impressive (oh sorry did I say impressive? I meant pathetic) as the days go by.

paulheu said,

They're not doing that bad for a company which ripped off bits over everyone else, true.

It's also refreshing to see you have no clue about good and smart business practices like selling your real estate when it's much more profitable for you to rent it long term. So far BB has been blowing a lot of smoke and if I agree on one thing it would be we'll only see the true picture next quarter.

Everybody is entitled to his own opinion....
Renting against owning is not necessarily the best option btw.

the 1M phone deal is over an extended period on time and includes current and future devces, so not really a big number at the end of the day.

zhanif said,

Stop being a jealous WP fanboy! @blackjezuz hit the nail on the head

Haha he is such a fanboy. He made BlackBerry look better. Typical fanboy move /s

Jesus give the guy some credit here. Don't resort to meaningless name calling especially when it doesn't fit.

-Razorfold said,

Selling your headquarters is a shady trick? Your trolling gets more and more impressive (oh sorry did I say impressive? I meant pathetic) as the days go by.

I wonder if he considers blackberry letting go of 10,000 people a shady trick too because that's what they did. or cutting r&d.

vcfan said,

I wonder if he considers blackberry letting go of 10,000 people a shady trick too because that's what they did. or cutting r&d.


You are aware that Nokia did the same, aren' you?
Obviously if your market share goes down, meaning you sell less devices, you have to let people go; if and when the company rebounds might hire people again.

unfortunately blackberry will not pass wp8, any handsets sold were to diehard bb fans, the future number I think will be even lower than these ones and they are also bleeding subscribers to other platforms. really todays report was not very good as a whole for blackberry and all the previous talking by heins was just air coming out of his ass.

korupt_one said,
unfortunately blackberry will not pass wp8, any handsets sold were to diehard bb fans, the future number I think will be even lower than these ones and they are also bleeding subscribers to other platforms. really todays report was not very good as a whole for blackberry and all the previous talking by heins was just air coming out of his ass.

You do realize that BB10 is not available everywhere yet. It came out in the UK right away and it is finally starting to come to AT&T as of a Week ago and Verizon soon. These numbers are mostly overseas. Don't be so doom and gloom.

JHBrown said,
Soon they'll pass Windows Phone 8! ;-)

WP sold 6.6 million last quarter,thats before the lumia 620,and now the 520 and 720. I don't think they're going to be doing anything like that anytime soon.

I have the Z10 - and I find it a marvelous advice...granted I have been a long time BB guy, but I have had the iPhone and S3 for a while...the Z10 does it for me better. That aside, let's give credit where credit is due - BB has done a pretty good job navigating from where they were to where they are now. Conversion and revenue growth has been much better than expected, and hopefully this continues to be the case in the next quarter. Too early to say if BB is back, but it appears to be on the right track for now. Let's not forget that there is no such thing as "sold out" as that would mean that no inventory is available to purchase in any means or forms from anywhere - which was never exactly the case even with the iPhone either.

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