BlackBerry Z10 sales may be off to a good start in the UK

BlackBerry, the recently renamed Research in Motion, launched its first BlackBerry 10 smartphone, the touchscreen-based BlackBerry Z10, in the U.K., Canada and the United Arab Emirates over the weekend – places its previous BlackBerry phones were highly popular.

While BlackBerry has yet to reveal sales figures for the Z10, AllThingsD.com reports that analysts at Jefferies & Co. believes sales in Canada and the the United Arab Emirates have been "solid" so far. The biggest sales success has been in the U.K., where the analysts claims that there were lines outside a number of U.K. retail stores waiting to buy the smartphone. There have been sellouts of the white version, although the black Z10 has also sold well.

Jefferies analyst Peter Misek said that, according to his information, the Z10 has already sold "at least several hundred thousand units" in the U.K. If this is indeed true, the Z10 could be a true competitor to Android, iOS and Windows Phone devices.

Meanwhile, the company launched its big Super Bowl commercial in the U.S. on Sunday night. It took a ... well, different route by showing what the BlackBerry Z10 can't do, such as putting out a man on fire, turning that same man's legs into the legs of an elephant, transporting him into the sewers via colored smoke and finally changing a crashing tanker truck into a ton of yellow rubber ducks. The Z10 is not scheduled to debut in the U.S. until mid-March.

Source: AllThingsD.com | Image via BlackBerry

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it wasnt "gone" as long as windows phone did, remember windows phone 6 !!!
i'd imagine it would have a better start, since blackberries are still on sale

peacemf said,
it wasnt "gone" as long as windows phone did, remember windows phone 6 !!!
i'd imagine it would have a better start, since blackberries are still on sale

Actually it was gone much longer than Windows phones... And yes I remember Wm 6.5; as today is still a very powerful and flexible OS.

My dad has an HTC with Windows Mobile 6.5 and he still likes it. He has thought and has asked me many times if it was worth upgrading to a newer phone, like iPhone, WP7, WP8, Android, BlackBerry.

I told him if he is happy with his device, he nodded, and I convinced him it is not worth the upgrade if he won't use the new features.

The only problem he had was with the aging battery, which he managed to grab some through Amazon and the phone is back into action.

Jose_49 said,
My dad has an HTC with Windows Mobile 6.5 and he still likes it. He has thought and has asked me many times if it was worth upgrading to a newer phone, like iPhone, WP7, WP8, Android, BlackBerry.

I told him if he is happy with his device, he nodded, and I convinced him it is not worth the upgrade if he won't use the new features.

The only problem he had was with the aging battery, which he managed to grab some through Amazon and the phone is back into action.

I have an "old" HD2 and, in spite of the high price they are selling for on EBay I am reluctant to sell it. My WP8 has indeed a lot of new functionalities and I heavily use some of them; still WM 6.5.3 has many not available on the latest OSes, not yet at least.

I got one on Friday, do not regret it. Replacing an iPhone 4S with it.

Phones4U has an exclusive on the white one, a Carphone Warehouse guy told me. Phones4U had actually sold out of black carrier ones, so I got an unlocked black one, which was a bonus.

Its a really nice phone, very quick and feels solid, both the OS and build quality.

[quote=Denis W said,]I'm assuming Canadian sales of the Z10 were preorders? Thought it was out tomorrow.

Well, I've been calling up all telus stores... they don't know when its coming!! yes the "release" is tomorrow, but if you preorder they ship it to you... and im assuming the stores are still waiting for the phones to come in as well.

Have you tried BB10 before making that kind of statement? ALL "all-touch" phone are copy cat, they all look the same. It's the OS that makes the difference. iOS is getting old...

I played on my friend's Z10 last night and I must say I was very impressed. Everything was incredibly smooth between menus and screens, and the feature set was incredible. Personally I wish I hadn't just purchased a Samsung Galaxy S3, as I would be jumping on the Z10.

It's an amazing device. Until you actually have it in your hands and use the flow features, don't disparage it. They "got it right".

I find it amazing how there is such a huge love for white devices. Back in the day your choice was black or grey and maybe a few bluesor reds here in there. But white? Now everyone loves a white phone including me. Whie is the new black.

I think when a phone maker releases a phone in a country, the phone should be avail in colors that are found in their flag. So for the USA, there must be a red, whote and blue color.

Hate how it ended up another phone with several downturns.

Im interested, but most apps are broke... the GPS is bad, the camera quality is bad

I'm giving those up on my WP for a BB HUb and messenger...I just don't know if its worth it.

Today, somebody told me that BB OS10 because of BlackBerry Balance has been nicknamed, "The Mullet", as it's business in the front, party in the back!

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